Have you ever noticed that when God starts dealing with you, then the enemy likes to cash in on the experience as well? I don’t want to give the snake more power than he is due, but I have been spiritually walloped this summer. I think I am beginning to catch just a glimmer of understanding of what Paul means when he encourages believers to fight the good fight. Press on. Aim for the goal of Christ. Run the race. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against powers and authorities that we can’t see.
I have been so convicted.
I am lazy, lethargic, and complacent. And “Satan wants to do everything possible to replace [my] craving for God with something else.”
I have GOT to pray more. And maybe that is one reason why I have such a problem with my weight. Because the only way I’ll lose the weight is by surrendering to God and praying more.
Here’s what Lysa states in Made to Crave pg 29-30: I determined to make God, rather than food, my focus. Each time I craved something I knew wasn’t part of my plan I used that craving as a PROMPT TO PRAY. I craved a lot. So I found myself praying a lot. (emphasis mine)
Right now, honestly, I am at a point where I don’t think I can do this weight loss thing. I don’t believe I can do it and make the weight stay off. But I do believe in a powerful God. And I believe in the power of prayer.
My flesh is weak. But He is strong.
I want to kick this laziness thing in the rear and send it packing.
I’m a child of the King. I’ve got work to do.
** HERE is the link to The Well where Audria has her write up of chapter 2-3 from the book. Please take a moment to go check it out.