Thursday, January 5, 2012


Last year I joined a book club and was the winner of a free copy of the book we were going to be reading, Made to Crave aka MTC by Lysa Terkeurst. Needless to say I never got around to reading much of the book. Soooo, after a friend told me she was reading it I decided to give it another try.

WOW! Just a few chapters in and I am encouraged, enlightened and feel closer to understanding this mess we call life. Well not all of it just the food part.

I have talked before about food being an addiction and she totally confirms my thoughts in this book.

God gave us the need for cravings but what the world has tought us is to fill those cravings with food. It should be filled with more God time.

I never feel satisfied after eating that cupcake but I feel bad and most times I am sick about the fact I couldn't not have it. If I stopped and prayed and filled that craving with God, I would'nt feel sick afterwards. 

In the book she ask this question, "Is it possible we love and rely on food more than we love and rely on God?"

Initial reaction was probably no, mine was, but think about it and be honest with yourself. Where do you turn to when any of the following applies to you:

Joy Stress

I challenge anyone reading this to make an effort to replace food with God for the next week when you experience any of these things. Come back and tell me how you feel and if your closer to God for it.


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  1. Oh boy.... yeah... I've always said I'm an emotional eater. If I'm happy I bake up a storm... if I'm sad or stressed I eat something sweet bec. I like it and I enjoy it so my mood changes... when I'm .... blah blah get the idea ;) Yeah... I always find myself asking why I struggle with God being the Lord of my life?!? So here we go again... and I'm really praying I "get it" this time. I'm adamant that Danny & I are NOT dieting... I hate that word. We are in the process of a making a life style change.... teaching ourselves and our kids a healthy view of food and even more God.

  2. I will be praying for you daily. This is not a diet though, you just have to convince your flesh of this and keep going! This is my life and I will not let Satan use food against me!! I really need to get your address so I can send you a copy of this book so send it to me on fb or email. It is such a slam dunk on how we are and the things we do. I am loving it!