Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ Spiritual Sweet Tooth


It's Thankful Thursday and I'm late in writing my thankful post. Laurie of Women Taking a Stand is hosting and the theme she has chosen for this week is ...spiritual sweet tooth.

Oh my, don't those desserts look yummy? I think I snagged that photo from House Beautiful. Sweets have become a temptation for me lately. At least the kind that is chocolate. Come to think of it ...anything with sugar.

However, I know that's not the kind of sweet tooth Laurie is referring to.

Psalm 119:103 says, "How sweet are your words to
my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth."

Instead of grabbing something sweet when I feel stressed or cranky or tired, I am so thankful I have another place to run. And I won't feel guilty for overindulging. In fact, I can spend as much time as I am able and I know I'll leave ...feeling better.

How good does that sound? It's a sweet time when I spend time with the Lord. I share my innermost feelings and longings and I sometimes tattle on others. But only God gets to hear. I'd rather do that than be tempted to gossip and complain. As I talk to God in prayer, I know He listens. How thankful I am to be called a child of God! What a privilege to come before Him and know that He loves me!

How can I not feel thankful? Who needs all of those sweets anyway? Well, maybe once in a while is fine. But my spiritual sweet tooth is only satisfied ...by my relationship with Christ.

How about you? How do you satisfy your sweet tooth?

You can link to Laurie's blog to participate in Thankful Thursday or simply find other participating blogs to read today.


16 comments:

  1. Hey Sis, I satisfy my sweet tooth in PRAYER truly.

    I was so blessed in your sharing but I have to tell you that your photo caused me to gain 10 lbs just looking at it (smile).

    I love ya!

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  2. I think my insulin went up because of the picture! lol!

    Your post was a good reminder that not only can I satisfy my spiritual sweet tooth with the Word, but too much won't hurt me!

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  3. oh my - your picture made my mouth water!!! Then, made me think that my mouth should water at the sight of God's word too... thank you for the wonderful TT! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I hope you come again!!

    Blessings ~ Lauren

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  5. Dear Dianne,
    I think prayer is my best spiritual sweet tooth too.
    The older I get the more dependant I feel of God's grace and blessings in my life.
    Actually I feel less competent to fight the big and small trials of life alone now, than when I was young in invincible.

    Over at Siuox Sue's I read about Novena.
    Praying nine days over a special theme.
    It's said the first Christians did that before Pentecost.
    Now it's believed to be more of a Catholic custom, but more and more other churches are taking it up.
    I thought I'd give it a try on my own. Now I'm in my seventh day of praying...for my daughter.
    It sure makes sense, feels right.
    I will not stop praying for her after these nine days and have not forgotten my other prayer themes these days either. There are topics queuing up all across the sea.
    It just feels good and reassuring to be able to focus on one thing in particular.

    That's been my new sweet tooth.
    I feel blessed.
    From Felisol

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  6. He does listen and He knows the cries of our hearts. that cake sure looks yummy! blessings...

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  7. Great post. Sweet things can be deceptive sometimes. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Those sweets looks all so yummy!
    but then you're right there's nothing else sweeter than our relationship with JESUS.

    Be blessed!

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  9. Oh my...those sweets sure do look good. What a great post and a reminder to us that when we are discouraged and down the things that satisfy our outward body (sugar and more sugar!!!) is not what our spiritual body is desiring. Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us today! -Laurie

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  10. instead of grabbing something sweet when I feel stressed or cranky or tired, I am so thankful I have another place to run. And I won't feel guilty for overindulging. In fact, I can spend as much time as I am able and I know I'll leave ...feeling better.
    amen amen amen

    I shared with a friend last night about how instead of gorging on food (was a glutton at one time) I ran to our Father's Word and was filled....

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  11. Wow, what a great way to satisfy a craving. You realize that craving sweet can also be a spiritual craving.

    And you realize it is your spiritual sweet tooth! I think about this from time to time when I'm craving something too. What am I really craving? What sweet is missing in my life?

    I also like that you tattle to God instead of gossiping. What a constructive and loving way to handle this.

    Thank you for the nice reminder that we can seek God (and not sugar) when we are craving sweet.

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  12. Thank you for the thankful thoughts!

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  13. Hey Sweetie pop over to Joyful and Precious Jill. You won the blessing gift of the DVD.

    Praise the Lord!

    Love you.

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  14. Ok now I am hungry ;). Sweet post (literally and figuratively) ha.

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