One very important aspect of our DP meetings is “No Condemnation”. We are not in the judging business and not a single one of us can do that. We are a bunch of imperfect people serving a perfect God!
We are a “secretive” group. What happens in DP, stays in DP. It is very important for us to trust each other. If someone needs a shoulder (or three or four), they are there. We trust each other enough that we expect what we share to never leave the room.
We are a “loving” group. Not only have we bonded with each other, but we love with a deep, Christlike love. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
We are a “learning” group. Our goal continues to be to further our knowledge, every day, in healthy living and even more so, in Godly living. A part of Godly living is learning to be good stewards of our bodies, minds and souls. We want to glorify Him in all we do.
Just maybe, these goals shouldn’t be contained in a group. Maybe, they should be a part of our daily life and with everyone we deal with in every capacity. No judgement, trust, love and glorifying God. Four steps towards changing the world.
What a wonderful God we serve!
In His light,
The Daniel Plan
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —Romans 8:1
All change starts with acceptance. Until you feel accepted by God, you’re going to continue to be caught in a cycle of defeat, failure, guilt and recrimination. So, in the greatest chapter on change in Scripture, it starts by saying, if you belong to Christ, God does not condemn you. Are you everything you need to be? No. Are you in the best shape you could be? No. But God says, “There is no condemnation.” He welcomes you to a path not of perfection, but of ongoing change.
Instead of being motivated for these changes out of guilt, pressure, or fear of not measuring up, let God’s acceptance encourage you. Your worthiness comes from your relationship to Christ because you’re forgiven. You’re cleansed. The Holy Spirit has freed you from the vicious cycle of sin and death. You’re living by grace, not by condemnation.
Food for Thought: If you struggle today, remind yourself that there is no condemnation for you, but rather God’s full acceptance and welcome.