(A Message based on Lysa TerKeurst’s book, Made To Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God, Not Food)
“Often it is easier to play the victim than take off our masks and ask for help.”
– Lysa TerKeurst, Made To Crave
Table Talk: Food – is it a friend or a foe? When food is consumed as a means to live, it is healthy and contributes to wellness. This is the friendly side of a foodie’s lifestyle. But when food is consumed from the standpoint of living to eat, it has an entirely different meaning. This is the unfriendly side of a foodie’s lifestyle. Food was and is never meant to define us. It is not our identity, our hiding place, or our cover for things we are afraid to deal with.
Reflections: Who you are is not defined by what you put in your mouth, or by what you have become as a result of your poor intake choices. You are more than the sum total of woe-is-me. You, as a follower of Christ and a pursuer of the Most High God, are who the Word of God has said you are – fearfully and wonderfully made. Consume this truth and be filled by the Divine, allowing God to help you see who you truly are in Him.
Table Talk Discussion Question: Do you consume more poor “food” choices than rich? (Poor “food” choices: self-pity, shame, guilt, pride, etc.; Rich “food” choices: Truth, Righteousness, Peace…in other words, the Word who is Christ)
To learn more about Made to Crave or about Lysa TerKeurst, go to LysaTerKeurst.com.