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Recently I have been reading a book called, Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. As most of you know, I love reading about how to eat healthier and fix healthier meals. So when I saw this book it peaked my interest. I haven’t read it all the way through yet, but I am learning so much…and I’m not necessarily learning about good nutrition, I’m learning more about myself and about God! God made us to crave Him, and so many times we crave other things — food, possessions, relationships with people, love, acceptance, popularity, you name it.
Here is a short quote from the book:
God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone. Nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only one capable of satisfying them.
Getting healthy isn’t just about losing weight. It’s not limited to adjusting our diet and hoping for good physical results. It’s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change — spiritually, physically, and mentally. And the battle really is in all three areas.
As much as I love researching nutrition and health, this can also become a “god” if I am not careful.
Lysa shares so bluntly that it really is a matter of the heart…and what we are craving. As I have looked at my own heart, I can see how I have gone to other things besides God to fulfill some of my needs. I can see how I have used food at times, online time, reading good books, etc. The Lord is really convicting me that I need to crave Him and Him alone!
If you struggle at all with cravings for food or other things, this book will take you on a journey of learning how to be satisfied in Him…not only will you learn a healthier way to look at what you eat, but you will grow closer to God too. I highly recommend this book…it is truly life-changing!