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A Raging Battle ~ Made to Crave Week 1

Made To Crave

Its Thursday, and during the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study, it’s the day to HOP

I’ll be joining up with other bloggers doing the study and sharing our journey

Join us or just read for your encouragement

http://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/2014/01/23/made-to-crave-blog-hop-week-1/

~A Raging Battle~

Of the four blog topics to chose from this week, this is the one that spoke to me and some of my revelations from this week.

Actually, the topic didn’t speak, it SHOUTED!

Boy, I hit the panic mode …

{I’d say I broke into a sweat but it’s too cold here to be sweating.  Sweating right now would be considered dangerous – it would probably freeze on your person and that would be a problem!}

The crux of this raging battle is that food isn’t the only thing that tempts to destroy us.  Destruction to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being comes in craving ANYTHING more than God.

I’ll be honest, I don’t like to shout or to be angry over stuff.  But I have it in abundance lately.  It’s my “go to” instead of food.

I wouldn’t be surprised if my {somewhat} controlling nature is a “go to” as well.

So, here’s the deal… I feel like this is INDEED a RAGING battle… and that I have shown up ill-equipped!

1.  In this battle, I have been excusing behavior instead of using Biblical principles

2.  I’m learning that the accountability I need is going to be between God and me because He’s fully reliable

In other words, I can’t lean on others to get me through the core of the issues.   They can encourage me along the way and offer advise, but MY answers are not always going to be found through the experience of others.

3.  God wants my complete surrender on some of these issues as He shows them to me

He really does need to be the one in control because I am just not very good at it!

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Here’s the big deal that came to my mind today though… like usual … I was in the shower and had NOTHING to write on (maybe I need some soap crayons)

ARE YOU READY???

God created us and spoke the Word to man.  He didn’t give this Word to us just so we could quote a scripture here or there or even just to reveal AWESOME prophecies …

He gave us this WHOLE book to teach us how to do things AND to show us that …

That Raging Battle?

IT’S NOT OURS!

You can quote chapter and verse – but when you have read the Word from cover to cover – as in from Genesis to Maps …

You will find that it’s His battle and

HE

ALREADY

WON

I’m not giving up,

I’m not giving in,

I’m giving it OVER!!!

Psalm 27:6

Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;

at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make music to the Lord.

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Made to Crave

Made To Crave

Made to Crave.  Why now?  Because I need it…

Lately I can’t seem to get my feet to move.

I can walk, I can drive, I can sit, draw, talk, eat and occasionally I sleep – sleep is always optional with my neck pain.

But getting my feet to move – towards God – has been difficult as of late.

He’s speaking and I’m clearly listening, but right now, I’m not moving.

That’s not the same as being stubborn or “not budging.”

It’s more like waiting and not “jumping the gun.”

There are thoughts in the corners of my brain that are the beginnings of “a new thing springing up” that I know God has firmly planted there.

Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up;

do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

But first I believe he needs me to be still and see the wasteland through His eyes before I will be ready to act according to His will.

I’m ready, but He wants me to CRAVE it.

I was only on the verge of stepping into the wasteland when this Bible study was announced.  I knew it focused on healthy eating, which is not an issue for me …

But, the craving God part?  Now that’s a different story.

My life isn’t exactly curvy – I’m more of a straight-line kind of girl.

And I’m not talking about my figure, I’m referring to way I walk through my day.

I’m analytical, frugal, logical.  {straight line}

However, I just jumped up to finish this because I was drawing and playing with my new markers. {curvy line}

In the last 12 months my life has seemed upside down and backwards.  Curvy, like a roller coaster.

But seriously off track in some areas.

I’ve seriously been lacking in a direction that CRAVES God first each day.  And that is SO unlike me.

So, I’m taking on an Online Bible Study beginning on January 19th.  And Thursdays will be the blog hop days.  This was a topic that I chose to write about this week – Why am I doing the Made to Crave study?

It’s simple… I need to fix my “want to.”

If you’d like to join in on the study, there is still time.  Here is the link to the website for the Online Bible Study area…

http://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/

 

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