Changing my cravings



Saturday was a mile- marker day for me.  I was quite happy to see “Day 35” on my calendar. Maybe it was just an ordinary Saturday for you; but for me, I have now upgraded to adding whole grains to the 17 Day Diet experience.

Surprisingly, after 35 days of eating clean, my first thought wasn’t how quickly I could get to that package of crackers in the cabinet.

At the start of this process it was at the forefront of my brain most days around 3 PM. And 7 PM. And 10 PM. I craved the salt and crunch of my old friends.

But now I find myself looking forward to the fresh vegetables, the two servings of fruit, and yes, that lovely piece of whole grain toast.

I actually crave what is good for me.

God’s teachings start with our flesh and move to our spirit.

I crave what I fill myself with. If I fill my body or my mind or my spirit with junk, I crave more junk.  Junk entertainment, junk fuel, junk thoughts, junk food.

But if I fill body, mind and spirit with the good things God has provided for me, than I begin to desire those good things that are beneficial to producing His best in me.

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.        Psalm 34: 8 & 9   NKJV


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