What satisfies my soul? Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and candy corn. Uhm, maybe not.
What I LOVE about doing the Made to Crave bible study is that it’s not just another diet book. I honestly don’t know that I’ve lost any weight during this process. But:
I’m drinking more water.
I’m taking a daily vitamin.
I’m exercising more.
I’m thinking twice about eating those Girl Scout Cookies.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I could definitely improve some things, but that’s not why I joined this study. I joined this study because I wanted to crave God more than food; more than ANYTHING! I've love God for as long as I can remember. But there are times when I doubt Him; times when my soul cries to Him “Why is my life so unfair?” and times when I simply think He just needs to see things “my way”.
Lysa Terkeurst said in the book “Over-stuffing ourselves with food or drinking until we get drunk or getting wrapped up in the affections of an adulterous relationship are all desperate attempts to silence the cries of a hungry soul.” (Made to Crave, p 129.) WOW! This statement really spoke to me. It reminds me of when Jesus met the woman at the well. (John 4:1-42) She said “Sir, give me this l water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” Too often we want a quick fix. Life is difficult; just like it was difficult for that woman go out daily and get the water she needed. She had totally missed the point of the living water that Jesus told her about. We too can get caught up in things that we think will be satisfying, only to wind up with a craving greater than the one we started with. In my experience I crave whatever I’m doing at that time. If I’m trying to eat right, my body craves healthy food and water, but if I’m putting junk in my body; this is going to be what I crave. It’s the same with God. If I’m reading His word daily, then I’m going to want to read more of it