The Hearts at Home theme for 2011 is Mom Revolution. It focuses on change…transformation…and ultimately growth.
Here at the Savage home we’ve been revolutionizing our eating. In January, I picked up Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, Made to Crave. My neighbor, Crystal, and I decided we would watch her six weeks of webcasts together and read the book.
Crystal and I have caught a phone conversation here and there, but both Erica and Mark have picked it up here at home and we’ve all been challenged by what we’re learning.
The concept of Lysa’s book is that we need to crave God more than food. I didn’t think I had a big problem with this…until God used Lysa’s book to put a magnifying glass on my food issues.
Honestly, I’ve discovered that I more often worship food than I worship God. You see anything that we think about, focus on, and use to meet our emotional needs is something we worship.
If there are brownies in my kitchen, I wake up thinking about having them for breakfast.
If there is candy in the house, it doesn’t last long.
If I’m stressed, I eat.
If I’m tired, I eat.
If I’m bored, I eat.
When I took an honest look at myself in the mirror of God’s truth, I had to be honest that I more often turn to food than to God.
And you know what? I’m not ok with that.
Slowly but surely, I’m turning a corner with this challenge. God’s truth is powerful. I’m using his truth to battle temptation and to find the strength to make better food choices.
Here are some powerful verses that have helped me:
- “Everything is permissible for me–but not everything is beneficial…I will not be mastered by anything.” I Corinthians 6:12
- “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
- Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
I don’t want anything to be more important than God in my life. So the journey I’m on is to put food in it’s rightful place. In Lysa’s words: We are made to consume food, but food was never made to consume us.
I’ll be sharing some healthy recipes as I discover them. And more of God’s truth as it becomes real to me.
What about you? What is God calling you to revolutionize in your life?
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