Wow! Another 6 week session done. And it’s a little like my Bible Studies, even if I have read it before, I find something different. It is a blessing to go through this each time with a group that means so much to me and supports each other all the way.
Now, as we have moved through “Living the Lifestyle”, we will spend a little time on food again. What, where, and why. Think about that for a minute. What are you eating, where are you eating it (sitting at the table or in front of the TV?) and, this is important, WHY? Is it because you are hungry or is it because you are bored, sad, mad or just because everyone else is?
This is when we take those five essentials and mesh them all together. We use that Faith and Focus, and combine it with our Food, Fitness and Friends to PURPOSELY eat to honor God and be good stewards of His temple (our bodies), to GROW in His word and to be an example by implementing a healthy lifestyle. We are not perfect. We still make mistakes and that is ok. We know now that we can make that u-turn and get back on track. We have also learned that we make choices. Some good and some not so good, but I have found that the poor choices don’t happen as often.
So, where are you in your life? Is it abundant and thriving or are you just… sick and tired of being sick and tired? What can you change to make it more satisfying and abundant? Where do you place your faith and trust? If you need to make a change, don’t let it overwhelm you. Determine what the most important thing that you can start with is. Then – take one step at a time to a better life.
In His light,
A Thriving Life
The Daniel Plan
These are the proverbs of Solomon…Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. —Proverbs 1:1, 3 NLT
Discipline is about creating habits. We need to create small habits in our lives that together build up into big results. These habits might be sleeping a bit more, moving our bodies, calming our minds, eating a little differently, adding a few new foods that are positive, refocusing our thoughts and replacing them with God’s Word—any habits like these will day by day shift us into a profound capacity for self-care and healing. The discipline of those small habits will add up to a thriving life.
One of the most fruitful habits we can form in the areas of food and fitness is to add joy to the way we move and the way we eat.
When we experience movement as joy, we celebrate the fact that our bodies can move in a particular way. Movement becomes an offering of our bodies to the God who made them able to move in so many ways.
Likewise, taking joy in trying a new food lets us celebrate the abundance God has created. We can look forward each day to the new pleasures God has in store for us.
Food for Thought: Small habits lead to ever greater enjoyment of the life God has blessed us with.