Can you believe that at the end of this month, one third of the year will be gone. Wasn’t New Year’s like yesterday?
We have finished another six week DVD session and people are disappearing into the snow blown north, as we speak. So, what next?
Well, the On and On’rs will go on and on. Sometimes, we take a summer break to give everyone a chance to get all of the wanderlust out of their systems for another year. That is yet to be determined. No matter what, we will support each other, motivate each other and above all, pray for each other!
Sometimes, the day to day life gets tough. Sometimes, when we are missing that weekly contact, we have to reach deep. Deep within our souls to find the courage and motivation to continue on in the healthy, inspired way we should. Unfortunately, because it is a necessity that we eat, it is very easy to fall back in our old habits. We all have a different journey and that is ok. What we do need to focus on is our motivation. What do we want out of this? If it is just social, that’s ok. As long as the motivation for the group isn’t compromised.
My motivation is multi purposed. As many of you know, my genetics in the health area aren’t great. Number one motivation: PAIN GONE! I hope to see my grandchildren reach their full potential. Losing weight would be a plus. Most of all though, I want to know that I have honored God.
So, what is your motivation? Do you need to find your courage to do what is best for yourself, your loved ones and for God? God has such a wonderful plan for each of us! All we have to do is accept it.
In His light,
The Daniel Plan
Be strong and courageous. —Joshua 1:6 NIV
God can change your life in ways you haven’t dared to dream of. Pastor Rick says, “He specializes in miracle makeovers.”
Try to imagine what good changes could happen in your life if you depended on God’s infinite power instead of your own willpower. The key to deep and lasting change isn’t trying harder. It’s relaxing into “the unforced rhythms of grace” (Matthew 11:29 MSG).
Effort is necessary, but it’s effort fueled by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13 MSG).
God loves you so much that he freely gives his power to work in your life. He wants to be the one who is shown to be victorious. That’s why he works so powerfully in the lives of weak and humble people.
Trusting in God’s power will give you courage to face whatever life brings you. For what do you need his power today?
Food for Thought: In a remarkable, grace-filled exchange, you can bring all of your weaknesses to God and receive from him the power to be strong and courageous.