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!