You know, sometimes the only way I can be honest with myself and to pull myself up by my bootstraps and move on, is to be honest and open with you and our Thursday group.  This group is my rock, my cheering squad, and sometimes the only motivation I can scrounge up on a particular day.  Sometimes, I get depressed, uninspired and really just feel like chucking it all.   Anyone else ever feel like that?

 It’s times like that when I really have to FOCUS.  It is so easy to just look at the negatives and totally ignore all the positives.  I believe we deal with spiritual warfare continuously and there is nothing Satan would like better than to pull us all down spiritually, emotionally and physically!  The Daniel Plan says our actions follow our thoughts.  So, if our thoughts are negative and hopeless, where does that take our actions?

 We need to focus on the positive.  I began this plan with the idea of getting healthier.  I have accomplished that.  I can do pretty well everything that I want to do.  The doctor is happy with my journey.  I need to stop focusing on my self-image and instead focus on how God sees me.

 It is where we allow our minds to take us.  Focus on where our God wants us to be and NOT where the enemy wants us to be.

 Pray Unceasingly!

 In His light,



Seeing Clearly

The Daniel Plan

 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. —Luke 11:34 NIV

When Jesus speaks here about our eyes, he isn’t talking about physical eyesight, whether we need contact lenses or cataract surgery. He’s talking about the eyes of our minds, what we focus on.

For each one of us, our minds create a pair of glasses through which we see the world. If those glasses are good, then we see things clearly. If they’re bad, we see everything in a distorted way.

So in order to have a healthy life, we need to attend to the direction of our thoughts. Where do our minds go automatically?

Pastor Rick says, “The battle starts not in your belly; it starts in your brain.”

Consider paying attention throughout the day to where your mind goes. When you think about food or fitness or the goals you’re setting for your life, how do you think about them?

Do you see them through a negative filter, or do you have – eyes that help you see things as they really are?

Food for Thought: If the eyes of your mind are healthy, your whole body and mind will be full of light, and you’ll be able to see everything in your world clearly.