Thursday, January 30, 2014

Made to Crave- what? God that's what!!

Whew, let me tell you- I'm participating and leading a small group in the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study Made to Crave.  This study is ahhh mazzz iiing!  I was made to crave- yep, but what was I made to crave- Little Debbie snack cakes- NOPE!!  Six Cheese Pizza- NOPE!! I was made to crave GOD!  Yes, God- and I need to get myself so full of God and his awesomeness that I don't need to crave those other things.

Our verse for this week is : 1 Peter 5:7-8a, Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert.   NIV1984

Let's break this down:

Cast ALL your anxiety - Christ does not tell me to cast some of my cares (anxieties) on him.  He does not tell me to hold on the them and bring them up over and over and over again!  No he tells me to cast (give, throw, drop) ALL of my anxiety on him.

And why should I do this?  Because he CARES for me- God loves me enough to take all my mess- everything I've done in the past and everything I'm gonna do in the future! He cares about me enough that he doesn't want me carrying my burdens around- dragging me down deeper and deeper!  He WANTS to carry them because he loves me.

This last part REALLY stood out to me- I don't think I've ever really looked at these next words in light of the words before them!

Be self-controlled and alert!  Good gracious- WHY haven't I noticed those words before?  They are especially relevant in this study as some 41,000 plus women (and a few men) seek to crave God more than food- or whatever it is that they crave.  Why is it so important to be self- controlled and alert?  Because Satan is just sitting there waiting for a chance to get in the way and mess things up. He wants me to cave in and grab those Little Debbie snacks or those Oreos. What he doesn't want is for me to fill my heart and soul up with the one thing that can fill a God sized hole- GOD!!  Well guess what Satan- I don't care what you want!!!!  

I'm DETERMINED!  That I will  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert.




6 comments:

Melissa Sherlin said...

Beth,

I LOVE this post, and your blog is adorable! (Just like you) Thank you for the reminder that satan is waiting for us to lose control!

Melissa Sherlin OBS Team Leader

Vivian said...

Way to go! Give that ole devil a smack! :) Self-contr0l is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. So, I'm asking God to grow and nurture this in each and everyone of us!

Kallie Ybarra said...

I really enjoyed your breakdown and your spunk!

Staci said...

Beth, love your blog post today. The reference about little Debbie's struck a cord as they have been calling my name, but I am determined. I am loving this study.

Barb said...

Beth loved your blog post today! I felt your bubbly personality shining through the words you wrote. So glad for the victories this week! Woot woot!!!!

Everyday Dealings said...

Great post Beth! I love the way you write to the point with excitement!