Allison's Wonderland

Allison's Wonderland

Friday, June 7, 2013

Made to Crave Post #2- Chap. 1-4: Setting Goals

This past Wednesday I was teaching my group of preschoolers at church. We were talking about a church that meets in a backyard, and I presented the question, "What is something that this church does that is the same as our church?" One of my little darlings spoke up and said, "They eat!"

While the answer was cute at the time, it made me think about how accepting the body of Christ, the church, is of the sin of gluttony. We even invite it. How did we get to this point as Christians? I don't want to go off on a rant, but this doesn't make sense to me. I'm just going to leave it at that. It doesn't make sense.

God's Word has plenty to say about how we should treat our bodies, and I am having to learn to apply those Scriptures when I face tempting situations. And believe me, I have faced many since writing my last made to crave post. And I have failed many times as well.

What I am learning through the book Made to Crave is to rely on God to get me out of those tempting situations. One prayer I am learning to pray comes from Psalm 5:1-3. It says, " Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."

I have to remember that this is a battle that I can't fight on my own, and I have to daily, sometimes HOURLY lay my requests before God.

Another helpful Scripture comes from 1 Corinthians 10:23, which says, " 'Everything is permissible'- but not everything is beneficial."

I can eat that chocolate chip cookie or drink that Dr. Pepper, but is it going to benefit me?

Get a Plan and an Accountability Partner

This, I believe, is crucial to any healthy eating journey. And I have failed in the past for not doing these 2 things.

So, I will be setting goals for each week. Some may change others will stay the same. The following goals are for the week of June 10-16. That's Monday - Sunday. We will be having Vacation Bible School at church during that time so I know I will be faced with a lot of tempting goodies.

Goals:

1. Drink only water.

2. Exercise at least 10 minutes each day.

3.  No sugary desserts- fruit or sugar free only.

4. Most important- Pray, pray, pray!!

*As for accountability- I have asked a friend to ask me about me eating and exercise habits. I also view my readers here as a form of accountability. I do NOT want to come back next week and have to tell you that I have failed in meeting my goals.

One other thing that has impacted me as I'm re-reading this book, is "shallow desires produce only shallow efforts." ( p. 16 Made to Crave). This has to be about me wanting to please God and bring glory to Him. NOT about me wanting to look good and fit into a pair of skinny jeans!

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I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what your goals are to stay healthy (or get healthy). What is your favorite Scripture to recite when facing temptation?



1 comment:

Cassandra Schmigotzki said...

How are you doing on your journey?