My life group for Made to Crave is coming to a close. Over the next few weeks I'll write insights I received from this study the second time around.
It was during this session, along with my other Bible study and church messages that I felt the Holy Spirit's conviction to start memorizing scripture. Do to some health issues over the past two weeks, I've not done so well. I plan to get a new verse to focus on soon.
It was during this session that God revealed that my no sweets way of eating wasn't temporary. Until I live in a different culture, that is the way I need to live right now. With access to sweets on every corner and lurking in over half the grocery store, I just need to abstain completely. And I'm Ok with that. It reminded me of
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on,
however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who
have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
My righteousness and peace is coming through by the self sacrifice endurance of discipline to move from a place of self-reliance to God-reliance. That the blessings of God are abundant to those who follow His ways.
In all this, I draw closer to my Father. I know Him and my love for Him is growing.