Made To Crave

As the new year begins and diets, and exercise plans start up again, after all the eating during the Holidays. I began to pray about my struggles I have with food a couple of weeks ago. I am choosing to not make a resolution, but a change, a change in my heart that only God can do.

Well I have to confess I am an emotional eater, and it has also been an idol for me. I eat when I am emotional…when I am happy or sad……I love to eat!! I’ve had this struggle all my life. I come from a big family, family of 10, four of them being big brothers. I started this bad habit during meal times when I was younger. If you were the last one to get food most times there wasn’t any left. So I would make it my goal to be first and get the most I could, because there was no seconds.  There were times when we didnt know where our next meals would come, so when we did have food I would make sure that I had enough and then some. I carried that bad habit with me.  I serve big portions, and I sometimes have no self-control. So this is my prayer this year to take it to the Lord daily. I can’t do it on my own, but I can do all things through His strength{Phil 2:14}. I didn’t realize that there was a deeper issue until recently. I want to be delivered from this struggle/ temptaion.

A couple of weeks ago I had been praying that God would help me with this struggle, especially during Christmas. Because I love sweets! A couple of days ago I was on my way to work and I had turned on the radio and Focus on the Family was on, and their special guest was Lysa TerKeurst the author of Made to Crave. Listen below or click here to listen to it.

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This is very encouraging to listen to, and I could relate on so many levels. I will not be able to get rid of my struggles in my own strength. No workout videos, or crazy exercise schedule, or unreal diet plans will help me. It starts in my heart and only God can change that. I encourage you if you are struggling with similar issues or thinking about starting a new diet plan or exercise plan for the new year pray seek the Lord and ask Him to help you and allow him to guide you through it. I have not read this book yet, but plan on doing it Lordwilling.

My ultimate goal is to have peace, peace in my heart about this struggle. If you need prayer or encouragement leave me a comment and i will pray for you. I also encourage to pray about an accountability partner. I have been blessed with one and she is such a blessing and encouragement.

Do Not Worry
    “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble
I love Lysa’s prayer and wanted to make it my prayer.
Dear Lord, if this devotion is a call to action that I need to make, please help me. I want to see the root of my issue, I really do. I want to learn to crave and depend on only You.
 In Jesus’ Name, Amen
God Bless you,
Adrienne


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