Psalm 139 says we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
God created you and me wonderfully and fearfully. Ponder on that for a moment. He made us in His image. Now ponder on that. WOW! You are beautiful. I am beautiful.
I am in the Made to Crave Bible Study. Lysa TerKeurst continues to show us that “nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only One capable of satisfying them”. We have to change our focus for our cravings to Him, and I know that, but I don’t do that. God gave us all cravings, but we go to the wrong cravings instead like sweets, television, Facebook, games, gossiping, and even exercising and dieting to extremes rather than healthy balances.
I look at the choices I make each day and see what they can do and have done to my body. I so need to lose weight. My choices make me skinny or fat or just right and my choices to exercise or not determine how healthy I am.
I have to admit I oftentimes over- indulge. I’m trying to do better? Merriam Webster defines “indulge” as unrestrained pleasure. Unrestrained is defined as uncontrolled. I love sweets, but I should be loving my precious Lord MORE. Dieting is not going to help me. I have to determine why I over eat. I have to stop being uncontrolled.
Lysa TerKeurst in Made to Crave told us “shallow desires produce shallow efforts.” So what are your desires? What would our bodies look like if we planned a healthy menu with small snacks each day – made out a menu for the week with those healthy snacks written in? What would our bodies look like if we chose to exercise just a little each day?
We were reminded we are “underweight spiritually” and that is why we are “spiritually malnourished”. How do I become spiritually nourished? I spend time in His word, I spend time in prayer, and I plan and make choices that honor Him.