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! 



















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  1. Thanks for sharing. I really appreciated the analogies. It's a good reminder - we are not alone and no temptation in uncommon to man.

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    1. Thanks very much Collette! This was hard to post, because it's pretty personal for me and a little out of my comfort zone to be this transparent. I hope you are blessed!

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  2. What a great blog!

    I love what you wrote, "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 def need to ask myself each day how involved am I. Is it just a robotic motion or real involvement. Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

    Jenny - OBS Leader, Group 78

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  3. I think I am the Woman at the Well also. Emotions and food go hand-in-hand for me. That's why this study is important because I want to Crave God more.

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  4. Wow, what an inspirational, encouraging and thought provoking post !!!
    I love the analogies and I think that the two that I relate to primarily are The Woman At The Well and Moses. Made To Crave is an integral component of my journey down this road being different and it was the missing piece of my puzzle when I joined TOPS last year in an effort to lose wight but also to develop a healthier lifestyle. It took courage to be so transparent and I am so grateful that you allowed God to use you in such a powerful way. Blessings and peace
    Roberta Denise Gabriel-OBS Leader, Group 18

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