Thursday, January 30, 2014

I. Am. That. Woman.

Although we may have likely never met, I bet we are pretty similar... but this is me.


I am...Daniel.  My lions are chocolate chip cookies, and I am surrounded by them.  Except in my story, God helps me keep my mouth shut.


I am Moses.  My small group comes along side of me and holds up my arms, and my determination, when I don't think I can do it anymore.


I am that woman at the well, who prostitutes her emotions to food to feel good and to make it all better.  Jesus is the bread of life, who says, "Come unto me, and I will give you rest." 


I am the lost sheep, that Jesus lovingly pursues to bring me back into the fold.  He says, "Hear the sound of my voice through my Word. Crave me, not fragile shells of comfort that break when the next problem comes."


I am the blind man.  I have sat by the pool of Siloam for so long, hoping and waiting for a miracle to come my way.  Jesus has come, and he has opened my eyes to a life that is so much more rewarding and promising.  I don't have to be a slave to my food wants.


Being in the online Bible study for Made to Crave has made a dramatic effect on my life, basically because I care again.  If you are anything like me, you've already been on a bunch of diets, lost weight and gained weight, and maybe have decided that you can live in a state of complacency.  Nothing's going to change, right?


WRONG.  This time is different, this time I am arming myself with truths I have never really thought about before. I am made to crave my Lord and Savior; I am fearfully and wonderfully made and, finally, my soul knows this VERY WELL.


Where are you in your walk with MTC?  Are you haphazardly doing the study? Or are you involved in everything you can do?  Or are you in the middle?  You are that woman.  You can learn to crave God.  You can do it! 



















Thursday, January 16, 2014

You're invited!

Super duper.

I have been known to use those two words together on more than one occasion.  Okay, upwards of "many" occasions.  And sometimes I am really, truly super duper excited about something.  Well, that's today's blog post.

I am SUPER DUPER excited about the latest Online Bible Study with Proverbs31.org!  They're using one of my favorite authors, Lysa TerKeurst, a great book, Made to Crave,and a topic I desperately need  help with -- filling those God-sized holes with food.

To be completely honest, I have owned this book for some time and me and a coworker started doing the video series together last year.  But I was not in a place where I was ready to confront my gluttony and my over-willingness to treat chaos and stress with food.  But now I am, and I am really excited about doing this with over 30,000 other women, online.

So I invite, you, my friend, to join!  There's still plenty of time (it doesn't start until January 19th), and I know that you can hoof it over to Lifeway and get the book (which is all you need).  Or order it on Amazon.  Or download it to your Kindle.  That's what I did.  Just think how you would feel if you could learn how to break the vicious cycle of defeat in your life in your relationship with food.  Wouldn't it be.... super duper?