I’m Learning What to Eat, Now What?

Hi, there!  Are you finished reading my last post? 🙂  I know, I know.  Friday’s post was a bit lengthy, but it was real stuff.  I’m still not sure why I felt such a burden to share, but I’m glad I did.  Sometimes taking good care of ourselves can feel like being lost in a maze.  Anyway, I promise not to be that long this time, because I know it’s Monday and you have other things to do than spend your whole day reading my “books” (see, I’m trying to prepare you! LOL)

I didn’t stop thinking about you and that post over the weekend, either.  I thought about myself, as well.  I’m learning a bit more about what to eat, now what?  Well, Lysa Terkeurst – Author, Speaker, and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries  – published a book this January entitled Made to Crave, Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food.  You may have heard of it.  I will be honest.  When this book was released, I was excited for her.  When she hit the New York Times Best Seller List, I was excited for her again.  Yet the entire time I never thought this book/study was for me.  Instead I thought things like, “I already crave God” or “I don’t crave food like the people she’s probably talking to in her book”.  So, I never bothered to purchase it.

I even entered giveaways on Lysa’s blog to WIN a copy of the book, because I knew I’d like to have it in my “library”, but I didn’t think I needed it enough to actually buy a copy for myself.  Now, isn’t that something?!  Yes, I should be ashamed of myself, and YES I am.  Sorry, Lysa!  🙂

Lately, I’ve thought a little differently about this book and what it could mean for this stray hurdle that appears to have been set before me.  This could be the final tool I need to help me bring the wall tumbling down and free myself and the generation behind me to walk in better health.  It will be better health ushered in by a renewed mind.  Romans 12:2 NASB advises:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

My eating habits are pretty good, but there’s still evidence of a struggle.  Those old habits insist on dying hard, but make no mistake, they WILL die.  The only way for me to stay the course and win this battle is by renewing my mind, and Made To Crave may help me do just that.  After all, taking better care of my temple is definitely “good and acceptable and perfect” (by the power of the Holy Spirit), don’t you agree?  At the end of the day, where there is a renewed mind, there’s staying power.

So here’s what I’m going to do.  I’m going to buy (yes B-U-Y) the Made to Crave study and walk through it, but I want some company (in my whiny voice).  Would anyone care to join me?  It doesn’t matter where you live.  Technology has truly overcome the obstacle of distance for us.  You can even invite or refer a friend.  If you’re not sure what it’s all about, no problem.  I have (well Lysa has) just what you need.  Click here to be taken directly to the Made To Crave website where you can read the entire book introduction FOR FREE!  When you arrive at the page, just click on the words “Read Sample Chapter” and dive right in.  Did I mention you can read the introduction for FREE? 🙂

Summer’s officially here, and we girls are always trying to get in shape for the summer.  Maybe it’s time for us to try to get in shape for all seasons, for the rest of our lives, and for the generations coming behind us.  Promise me you’ll at least consider it.  I would certainly love to have you.  I’ll give you some time to read the intro, and I’ll check back with you in a few days.  Is that fair?  Well, I sure hope so.

Completely ME,


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wanda
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 07:42:19

    I have that book on my shelf waiting to be read. I’ll give this some thought.


  2. keena
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 19:06:08

    I’ll think about it….


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