Lysa TerKeurst wrote a book called, Made to Crave, which is about satisfying our deepest desire with God, not food. I wasn’t necessarily interested in the part about food, but rather the idea of trying to fulfill any desire with anything other than God. On the Lisa & Eric show they are talking about this topic and the book throughout the month of January. I found so many amazing insights and quotes that I want to share the following two quotes.
“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.”
“Are cravings a curse or a blessing? The answer to that depends on what we’re craving. And what we’re craving will always depend on whatever we’re consuming…either the object of our desire or God and His truth.”
I had a personal experience the other day that really hit this last thought home to me. “Desperation breeds defeat.” However, God has promised us that we will not be tried more than we can bear and with Christ we can rise above all temptations. (1 Cor. 10:13) I love this thought because the other day I was feeling a lot of desperation and instead of turning to God and rising above the moment, I did something that in the end didn’t bring me closer to God. I’m grateful for the experience because I learned a lot about myself. I’m learning what the scriptures say that God provides an escape for us in order to bear our trials. For this truth I am so grateful!!
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