Monday, January 24, 2011

Made to Crave

My Bible study gals and I are reading Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst right now.  A few weeks before actually starting to read the book, I had been praying for all of us ladies.  I prayed that God would start showing us now what we were craving instead of Him, what we turned to instead of Him.  By the time I read the very first page, God clearly showed me that I was addicted to pepsi and it was taking away from my relationship with Him.

Can we really be addicted to food (or in my case drink)?  Can it really take away from our relationship with God?  Yes!

Oh I am so tired right now, I need a pepsi to give me energy!

Oh the kids are stressing me out right now, I need a pepsi to calm me!

Oh I am sad right now, I need a pepsi to comfort me!

Oh my husband and I had a fight, I need a pepsi to give me assurance!

Oh I had a great day, I need to celebrate with a pepsi!

With everything in my life, good and bad, I turned to pepsi.  I felt as though I couldn't get through my day with out my beloved pepsi.  Beloved pepsi?  Yes, that is what I thought about pepsi.

Webster's Dictionary defines crave as: to long for; want greatly; desire eagerly.  Oh yes I was longing for pepsi.  I greatly wanted pepsi.  I desired eagerly pepsi.  Lysa says in her book, "We were made to crave, God not food."

Oh I am so tired right now, God please give me strength!

Oh the kids are stressing me out right now, God help me to remain calm and mother my children the right way!

Oh I am sad right now, God please be my comforter!

Oh my husband and I had a fight, God help me to be slow to anger and quick to love and encourage!

Oh I had a great day, Praise You for You are so wonderful!

"How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." Psalm 84:1-2

I want to yearn, desire, and crave God, not pepsi or food or anything else for that matter.  I want God!

Come back tomorrow for more on Made to Crave!

Sweet Blessings~


  1. The book is surely a life changer, I want to crave God above all else not food or anything else that takes away from Him. Thank you for this!

  2. That just opened my eyes... I think I crave food too... Hmmm...

  3. Beautiful post with an important matter how seemingly trivial..things like food, tv..anything really can take us away from putting God first in all our situations and leaning on Him, not ourselves, or the things of this world.

    The book sounds great...I'm going to have to check it out!

    I have a similiar! When life is its craziest having a nice cup of coffee, warm in my hands, seems to make it seem a lot more hopeful. This is a reminder that I need to turn to God, before anything else..thanks for this post!

  4. That is wonderful, and an excellent reminder! You can go to Amazon and download Craving God by the same author for Free. If you don't have a Kindle, (as I don't), you can get a free download of Kindle for PC and read it. Thank you for starting off my week with something valuable and inspirational!

  5. Great post! We shouldn't be turning to anything or anyone more than we turn to God. We may not always have a pepsi, (or whatever you crave), but we will ALWAYS have God with us. I want to crave Him!

  6. Hi Jen,
    This sounds like a really worthwhile book. You make some really great points, I will be sure to be back for more on it tomorrow. Have a lovely day, my friend.
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. This is so great! I'm posting about my food problems tomorrow too and I'm also reading made to crave. I would take pepsi out and just put food in the blanks for me, so I know exactly how you are feeling! I love the way you wrote it out again with God... it truly is a mental thing isn't it?! I want to yearn, desire, and crave God, not FOOD! I want God!

  8. The need to crave God seems to be on so many hearts lately. I've been reading about it so often lately(and writing about it too) This is the solution to most any problem we encounter in life. More of God, less of me and less of temporary fixes. Lovely post.

  9. This book seems to be quite the subject of conversation as of late. Between the blogs and I'm hearing more and more about it and it sounds like a wonderful perspective and message. May we all deepen our craving for God in our lives, and put our other desires in their proper place.

    Have a Blessed Day Jenifer!

  10. Hello, dropped by via FTLOB and love the concept of this book. I actually started to feel like I was blogging too much and not spending enough time with God so perhaps I'll pick up a copy of this book. following your blog now.

  11. Welcome CityGirlChic! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Just stopped by from GMG's blog. I love liza's books. I use to crave sweets. I would cut it out for a while and then fall of the wagon as the say. God said enough and now I can't have anything with sugar in it at all or any carbs. I have an alergic reaction to it all. Now I don't want any of it.
    Praying you can get past having Pepsi's.
    God Bless, Sharon

  13. Sharon, thank you for stopping by! So wonderful that you were able to get past the cravings for sugar! Thank you for your prayers. Blessings!

  14. Great post! Thank you for sharing that book. We all have things we turn to over and over again. Your blog told the story of a very important message! =)

  15. So true...I find I'm that way with sugar...anything with sugar! I have the book on my Nook, but have been avoiding it! I'm working on getting to it though :-)

  16. Patti, thanks for stopping by!

    Allison, don't avoid it! :) It is awesome! You will truly love it and see food, or whatever we turn to, in a new light. I love it!

  17. Jenifer, GREAT post! I can't wait to come back tomorrow for more! This book sounds really neat. I know I will be confronted with my addiction to sugar!!


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