Friday, March 4, 2011

Becoming Less

Welp...I have made it 2 weeks now...:)

Weighed in last night...lost another 2.2 pounds! Woo hoo!!

Total: 5.2 in two weeks.

I feel pretty good about those results, but know my journey has just begun.

My friend Nicole told me about a book called..."Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst
when I started this journey. Little did I know this book would hold so much truth for me.

This book is about "Satisfying your deepest desire with GOD, not food."
And I know some of you are thinking...that's not hard...but for me & many other
people out there, it is a struggle.
For this weeks update I would like to share with you somethings in this book that have
encouraged me & convicted me this week. First, let's talk about that Eve.
What did Satan tempt her with???
A. STINKIN. APPLE. It wasn't even a cupcake or a Reeses. It was an Apple, but
simply From the beginning it has been something that tempted us. God
told her not to eat from the tree of knowledge, but Satan convinced her otherwise.
So I ask the question...was it the apple or the craving to have it all that she desired?

3 ways Satan tries to lure us away from God:
1. Cravings= trying to get our physical desires met outside the will of God.
2. Lust of the eyes=trying to get our material desires met outside of the will of God.
3. Boasting=trying to get our need for significance met outside of the will of God.

Just a few tidbits to chew on this week. For me...this quote says it all.
"What we're craving will always depend on whatever we're consuming."

What are you craving? What are you consuming?
 I'm asking myself that everytime I reach for food.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world-
the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful
man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has & does-comes not from
the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:15-16

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the weight loss. I need to read that book...sounds insightful. Keep up the good work


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