Monday, October 24, 2011

Made to Crave: Week 2 - Day 3

Week 2 - Day 3
Chapter 5 - Made for More

This chapter focuses on Ephesians 1:17-20 and the phrases that are underlined.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

Here is a quick summary...
1. pg 52 - Be persistent...We need to ask for God's wisdom, revelation, and intervening power to be an integral part of our food choices.
2. pg 52 - We are made for more because we are children of God.
    pg 53 - The truth of my identity as a child of God empowers me to believe that living in victory tastes sweeter than any unhealthy delicacy.
3. pg 53-54 Did you catch the real reason we need to keep asking for wisdom and revelation...for grounding ourselves in the truth that we are made for more is "so that you may know him better."
...getting to know God better - helps this whole adventure be less about food and exercise an lifestyle choices and more about embracing a chance for deep and wonderful connections with God.
4. pg 55 This is the power that is available to us! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
I don't have much to add to this day because it is s powerful. The idea that if I rely on His power to guide me through this weight loss journey, then the results will be that I can be healthy, but much more importantly I will come to know Him better.  Now that leaves me a bit I read the personal reflections questions at the end of the chapter hoping to be inspired for something more to write about.  Instead I found a question that I am not sure how to answer yet...I need to ponder this one on my own...
pg 57 As you reflect back on each day, how will you know whether you relied on your own strength or leaned into God's strength?

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