Did you know our bodies were made to crave? God made us to crave......HIM. I have been a Christian for many years. Almost too many years to admit because I should be further along in my journey, but I have had some set backs. All due to my own sin getting in the way. Craving other things than Him. Please understand that being a Christian does not mean you are perfect. It means the devil works harder on you than others to keep you from God. Some are strong enough in their faith to not drop completely off the path. Me on the other hand, not so much. I am very ashamed of this. So if you are reading this and knew me at a time when I was living like the world, all I can ask if your forgiveness too.
So back to the topic, in the fall of 2012 I took a bible study with a friend of mine, Marlainia. We meet at her house once a week and had a book and a work book to go by. I made new friends and had a wonderful time fellowshipping and knowing I am not alone in this.
The title of the book is Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. Wow.....lets just say my eyes were really open during this 6 week course. I realize I was a stress eater when I had my son. I think I have blogged this part before. What I didn't realize was that taking my problems and my stress to a bag of chip or brownies was not only harmful for my body, but SINFUL. Yea there is that word again.
Have you ever had a best friend or a spouse have a problem and not tell you. A burden that they have carried around for weeks or even months. And then finally it comes out. And you sit there and say, why didn't you come tell me! And that feeling you get of why wouldn't they tell me so I could help? That is how God feels when we don't take our problems to Him. He wants us to come to him. He wants to hear our problems, small and big. So anytime something else comes first, well, that's not so cool to Him. This has really struck me in the gut. How and why did I trust Doritos, Cheetos, brownies and cookies instead of God.
God made wonderful foods for us to eat. With lots of color and different taste. So now my focus is to eat healthy, and more natural. To eat things HE made. Not a scientist.
So this losing weight thing, is now something I know I can pray about and get help from. Get help from someone that is much stronger than me. Someone that can help me accomplish my goals. For the reason I do it, is to serve Him more. So I can raise my son to love Him. So the time I am given on this earth is to be a help to others and not a burden.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
One more thing, have you ever heard that phrase "Claim it!" The Lord wants us to have goals too. As long as the goals are according to His plan, he will let us "claim it".
Proverbs 16: 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
God wants you to be healthy and eat right and get exercise . So this just means you need to claim it! Trust that God will help you in this journey.