I few weeks ago I let you know about an airing on Focus on the Family called “Finding Satisfaction in God, Not Food” with author Lysa TerKeurst. This was a two day interview on January 4 and 5 containing insight from her book Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food.
Although I have not read the book, there is one point that really hit home. I was created to crave God. I never thought about my food cravings as something that was taking the place of God. But for the first time I saw how I was using a few calories to sooth my soul instead of going to God.
I am not a snacker per se but there are those days that I need sweets. I deserve those extra calories because I have had a hard day. So, I rummage through our kitchen looking for something to meet my need. But after I find and devour the poor ingredients, the satisfaction is short lived. Either I feel guilty or it leaves me desiring more. What would happen if instead of feasting on short-lived energy I go and feast on God’s Word?
Lysa TerKeurst isn’t saying that having a sweet here and there is bad. She just makes sure that each indulgence is premeditated and not simply out of impulse. Something to think about!