“Taste for Truth” by Barb Raveling

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The more I get into the Word of God through the Thin Within classes, the more I want to whet my appetite for every spiritual blessing that is found in Christ. Barb Raveling’s bible study, Taste for Truth, is another one of her inspiring writings that have kept me motivated to stay within my boundaries.

At our church service this past weekend, I ministered on Psalm 16 emphasizing the boundary lines that God gives us. According to Psalm 16:6, the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places. Often, I do not see these boundaries as pleasant, but when I look at the boundaries through spiritual eyes, I see the hand of God bringing nothing but good for my life.

Even though I lead studies, I still struggle with the temptation to eat outside of my boundaries. Daily mind renewing is a must for me. In the Preface of Taste for Truth, Barb Raveling discusses strongholds. I no longer want food to be my stronghold because it is a very unreliable one. I desire for God and His precious word to be my stronghold. When that happens, the stronghold of overeating comes tumbling down.

Barb Raveling discusses her struggle with gaining and losing weight, and her struggle sounds very much like my own. She discusses the amount of time change can take. No one wants to be told that releasing weight and overcoming food strongholds takes time, but when you think about it, it’s encouraging, especially when you’ve wanted progress to be quick like I have. Knowing that a certain amount of time is involved is actually comforting because the process has never been rapid for me. Thank God for His timing and His ways!

I believe that Taste for Truth will give us more than a taste of the living water and bread of life which brings true satisfaction and brings food into its proper perspective. I am ready for that “taste”! I am ready for my spiritual cup to be filled until it overflows with the truth of God’s word.

What about you? Are you ready for a taste of the truth of God’s word? If so, join me in this journey?

An invitation:
I invite you and anyone you know to join me beginning July 28 to indulge in a Taste for Truth. The study will last for six weeks with the weekends off, and it will end on September 8. Facebook is required as I will be conducting the study in a secret/private Facebook group. Send me a friend request on Facebook (Allison Browning Mitchell) and join me in this amazing study that is sure to change your appetite.

Allison and her husband, Lanny, live in Hanover, West Virginia.image They have two children, Aaron and Amber, and they are the pastors of The Haven of Rest, a church in their community. Allison is a recent graduate of Bluefield State College and loves teaching, writing, and reading.

 

10 Responses to “Taste for Truth” by Barb Raveling

  1. Susan Bradbury July 8, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    It is an EXCELLENT study! 🙂

  2. Debbie July 8, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    I look forward in doing this study!

  3. Jennifer July 8, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    It is a wonderful study and book! I highly recommend joining a group to go through it with.

  4. Mary Smith July 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Please add me to the list.

  5. Betty McPeck July 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Add Me

  6. Marcia July 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Add me to the list,please. I have the book and really looking forward to doing this on a group!

  7. Michele July 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Count me in too!

  8. Debbie July 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Just friend Allison and she’ll add you!

  9. Allison Mitchell July 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Send me a friend request on Facebook (Allison Browning Mitchell), and I will be so happy to add everyone! I am so excited about this!

  10. Emma Kester July 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Got the book..Im ready to go!!!

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