Sunday, January 19, 2014

Made to Crave Week One - EMPOWERED

Today is day one of Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study of "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst, and I am beyond stoked.  

I really do feel like this is going to be different.  I am definitely feeling a difference in myself, and I believe that last week's nightmare in the dressing room was a huge help.  Oh and by nightmare, I mean discovering that I am a lot larger than I had first thought.  I will not be defeated though.  There are a lot of firsts going on here.  One of the biggest is this is the first time I am going to proceed with the full understanding that I am not going to look for immediate results in any of this.  I will probably stumble here and there, but I will continue and continue and continue to get up.  Honestly it isn't just that this time will be different.  This time I WILL BE DIFFERENT.

This week's word is "Empowered."  When I think of the word empowered, I think about mighty strength.  I think about being able to do the impossible.  I think about standing firm even when the waves come rushing in.  I am going to stand firm.  I am going to lean on God more than ever before.

I am going to go to God first rather than slip into going anywhere else.  When times are tough I do turn to God a lot, but I also do that after first looking at myself and getting mad at myself for whatever it is I find myself in.  I will also often see what I can do first even though I know what God can do is best.  Changing that is going to be tough which is why I am so glad to be a part of this study.  It is nice to know that I am not alone in this. 

Our verse for this week's study is from Psalm 84:2  

Psalm 84:2, My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord, my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

That is my dream.

I can hardly imagine having those feelings.  Desiring God so much that I feel almost weak.  It isn't that I don't desire God.  I know I do, but I want to actively seek out God more than I seek anything else.  More than anyone else.  I want a God focus more than anything else.  

I don't know how often I will post about this study, but I do plan to fully put myself into it.  I look forward to seeing what God will do.  To measure that, I want to show you honestly where I am.

1 - Overweight (I hate it)
2 - Sad but hopeful.  No one likes to be other than who God has created them to be.  I have lots of great qualities, but my weaknesses and failings cause me to feel incredibly discouraged.  I have no doubt that God will do something amazing, but I am human and still of course am tied to my disappointment in myself.
3 - Tired.  I am tired of being in this point.  Wishing but not enough doing. 

The above are my gathered materials.

1 - My Bible 
2 - Made to Crave Book
3 - My planner (mainly I hope to keep myself on task when I am not home studying)
4 - Made to Crave study journal (I picked this up to go with the connection calls at Proverbs 31 website)
5 - Craving God Devotional


  1. I'm also doing this study too and I can not wait to see what God got in store for me! :) Great post and thank you for sharing what's on your heart. God Bless :)

  2. Wonderful blog! I am going through the made to crave series also.