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Permissible but not beneficial

This simple verse. A verse I’ve heard hundreds of times before. It impacted me more than I was expecting this time around.

Maybe it’s the state of disarray my life seems to be in. It could very well be the incredible group of women I have been given the privilege to walk through made to crave with. Or perhaps it’s something bigger, because we know our God loves to do new things.

“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18, 19 NASB)

That however was not the verse that hit me so profoundly this time around. No, the verse capable of doing that —this time was this:


My wheels started turning pretty quickly upon reading this verse. Between that and the question ” what do you crave more than you crave God?” *insert wince*

While I’ve thought about this before, it’s never been in this sort of study setting. If I was honest, I crave a lot more than I seem to crave God. Not all of it food. While this study is focusing on food, I recognized that my craving falls more toward my relationships. When my relationships he rocky, then I turn to food to help ease that. And I know where the root of that comes from.

This is a season of many relationships shifting. Throughout this season, I need to look to God and that relationship to sustain me. Nothing else. Not people. Not objects. Not food.

7 thoughts on “Permissible but not beneficial

  1. Thank you for sharing how M2C is helping you to face some truths in your life. It is also helping me to realize some cravings I was putting before God, that I didn’t even realize I had! You are so right…we do have to look to God and His strength to empower and sustain us.
    Praying for your journey! 🙂
    Sarah Travis (OBS Volunteer)

  2. I love those 4 words. They have helped me a lot to stay focused. I am so glad you joined us in this study. While food is a lot of the craving people have, this book also addresses craving for attention, approval, isolation and my personal one, control. Thank you for your post, you are such an inspiration!

  3. Hi Amy! So glad you’ve linked up to the hop and even more glad to be walking this journey with you. Both of the verses you shared have really impacted me this week as well, and yes, definitely in a wince kind of way on the second one. Sounds like our Lord is already speaking volumes to you. Can’t wait to see all the new things he has planned for you in this study!

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