Made to Crave
Monday, March 25, 2013
I am re-reading the book "Made to Crave" . This time I'm supplementing it with watching the DVD segments and following through with several of the workbooks that Lysa Terkeurst has put out in addition to her book. While I found the book interesting on the first or second time through, this reading has been quite a different experience for me. I'm actively engaging the principles. I'm putting them to practice and I'm bathing the whole thing in prayer.
In Chapter two of the book she talks about dismantling the tower of impossibility brick by brick and laying those bricks to form a walkway of prayer. This image has really hit me this time around. I was so eager to confront my cravings head on that I decided to fast for the first day of the week. And I did. I even made it all the way through the night without succumbing to my nightly bowl of cereal (which always is way more than the prescribed cup)...And this evening when I broke my fast, I felt kind of sad...as though I were giving up on something. But then it occurred to me: This fast will continue ...with every craving that I put into God's hands ...with every time that I submit my desires to his...the work continues.
This line of thinking has kept me three or four times tonight from heading to the kitchen for snacks. I am going to have a cup of berries before turning in to bed but that was a thought out, planned snack....not a giving in to my hungry urges.
I love anything that drives me to my knees in prayer....and this certainly does. With every craving it produces impetus for me to go to my Lord and present him with my desires. I feel really different about my eating since I've truly encountered this chapter this week. I plan on organizing a group of women to watch the DVD and work through the book together. I look forward to sharing insights with them and deriving support from each other.