Hello friends… In February I wrote my first article titled “The Freedom Dance“ here at the AMH website, and I committed to come back here periodically and give an update on how I was doing on my journey to become spiritually free from my food addiction. Well, it has been about 2 months and I can tell you I am not completely “free” yet, but I have experienced little glimpses of what freedom feels like.
In my first article, I mentioned that I was reading Lysa Terkeurst’s new book “Made To Crave”. This book has been so instrumental in my journey to freedom. I am so convinced that God is using Lysa Terkeurst as a mighty warrior to help women become free from food addiction, and I am so glad to be one of these women. In addition to the the book, Lysa also taped a 6 week teaching session/Bible study for “Made to Crave”. The book is wonderful, and the teaching sessions on the DVD are amazing. As mentioned in my earlier article, “Made to Crave” is not a “how to” book, or another “dieting” book, but a book about how to become free spiritually. Actually, the principles taught in Lysa’s book could be applied to any addiction.
Since I began my journey in January I have lost about 13 pounds and have started to work out regularly. I even joined a gym and signed up to take some “boot camp” type classes. If you knew me, that would astound you Normally me mentioning that I lost weight would make me feel happy and I would think that I am “free”. However, what I have come to realize is that I am far from being “free” because the war in my mind is still raging strong.
When I began this journey this time around I said I was going to seek God to become free from food addiction. I have in some ways, but I see now that I still have been fighting this journey in my own strength, and have really only been treating this journey like a “diet”. Lysa’s “Made to Crave” book has help me to see this reality, and at this point I am recommitting myself to seek God to become free.
I have a long way to go, but I learn something new everyday. If you are like me and need some encouragement and guidance when it comes to food addiction/issues, I am asking you to consider purchasing Lysa Terkeurst’s new book, “Made to Crave”. You will not be disappointed, and you might just find yourself “free” in the process.
So the dance continues…I will check in soon.