“Whether we’re on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. Not the choices from yesterday. Not the choices five minutes ago. The next choice. Our very next choice. May it be that of an overcomer. An overcomer made to crave God alone.”
Those are the final thoughts Lysa TerKeurst leaves us with in her book Made to Crave.
Many of us began our Made to Crave journey with high expectations and high hopes. We were empowered that first week and even sang about it: I Got Da Powah! One of the reasons so many women signed up for the Made to Crave Bible study is because they were looking for freedom from our current craving (most of us food) and more of the desire to crave God. Let’s face it. It sounds good but it’s easier said than done. What I loved most about Made to Crave is that author, Lysa TerKeurst agrees with us. She was so open and honest, often sharing what seemed an embarrassing or unthinkable story. But truly it’s her honesty with this issue that is so helpful. Instead of our main goal being to weigh our ideal goal weight or become our ideal dress size, our goal is peace.
Made to Crave is a great launching pad. We know we were made to crave God. Now we have amazing verses and go to scripts (all provided in the book) to equip us when we forget that. I pray you will not look at this as an ending to a study, but more as a part of your life journey. Take the nuggets of Truth and apply them to your life, take them with you. God’s Word never expires. The book, Made to Crave may go on the shelf, but the Bible should remain in your heart, visible in your life, easy to get a hold of. The Bible has life giving principles and truths for our lives because we were made to live. Live for Him.
As you move from this study to your next step (personal study, group study, whatever it may be), remember Lysa’s final words, “Whether we’re on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make.” What’s your next choice going to be? You were made to live, so make sure you live well. Physically. Emotionally. Mentally. Spiritually.
In John 10:10 Jesus says, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
As we move forward, may we remember…think about our next choice (don’t let that thief steal your joy by reminding you of the last bad one) and live your life well, to the full!
I love you ladies! I wish I could personally sit with each of you and get to know you. Your comments, encouragement, and prayers have been the highlights of many days. You have blessed me and blessed each other with your love and support here on this blog. What you say matters and I appreciate and read every single comment. Love you!
If I can help, assist, or pray for you ever, please email or call me at the P31 office. I consider you my friends and I’ve such a great time doing Made to Crave with you!
God Bless you all!