Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Craving Vs. Need

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

I few weeks ago I let you know about an airing on Focus on the Family called "Finding Satisfaction in God, Not Food" with author Lysa TerKeurst. This was a two day interview on January 4 and 5 containing insight from her book Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food.

Although I have not read the book, there is one point that really hit home.  I was created to crave God.  I never thought about my food cravings as something that was taking the place of God.  But for the first time I saw how I was using a few calories to sooth my soul instead of going to God. 

I am not a snacker per se but there are those days that I need sweets.  I deserve those extra calories because I have had a hard day.  So, I rummage through our kitchen looking for something to meet my need.  But after I find and devour the poor ingredients, the satisfaction is short lived.  Either I feel guilty or it leaves me desiring more.  What would happen if instead of feasting on short-lived energy I go and feast on God's Word?

Lysa TerKeurst isn't saying that having a sweet here and there is bad.  She just makes sure that each indulgence is premeditated and not simply out of impulse.  Something to think about!

No comments :

Post a Comment

The Our Out-of-Sync Life blog focuses on encouraging women to deepen their spiritual life, simplify daily tasks, and impress Jesus on the children around them.