Near

January 24, 2011 Donna New

I’m studying a book called “Made to Crave.” It’s about making healthy choices in what we eat and how we think and what we believe about ourselves. The title comes from being created to desire our Creator. The unhealthy food we crave is really a sign we need the nearness of our Lord.

In chapter 5 Lysa TerKeurst includes this verse. Ephesians 1:17 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” She says to keep asking for wisdom. It’s a daily thing that we need God’s wisdom for our food choices. And the whole purpose of eating better, of thinking better is to know Him better. When we have a craving for something we shouldn’t eat it’s a signal to talk to Him and say “help.”

Lysa says that “we’re made for more” i.e. more than the vicious cycle of eating that controls us. The book is not about a meal plan. Those of us reading it choose our own meal plan. I chose a meal plan that is healthy for some allergies I have. My quality of life improves when I stay on this plan. It requires giving up certain things as does any plan but the benefits are worth it.

I’m just starting out on this adventure. But I used to fast and Bill Bright said that when you fast and a hunger pang hits it’s a tug on your heart to talk to the Lord. It worked and I never had before or since a sweeter, more intimate relationship with the Lord. Fasting was my privilege because of the Lord’s nearness. I’m unable to any more due to health reasons but maybe the Lord brought this book, “Made to Crave” to be a reminder that discipline and prayer bring Him near.

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