I know that many of you are like me and there is something you want to change about yourself. Some of you might not be satisfied with your job or maybe even your marriage. Some of you might like to change your weight or work on your health. And some of you might be looking to make a move to another house or State. My question is, are you doing anything about this change you want or are you just “wanting?”
I have been “wanting” to get healthier. I KNOW that I need to be healthier but the truth is that I just keep falling into the same routine and I am not doing anything about the situation. I have finally made the first move and I was silly enough to think it was something that “I” decided to do but as you will see later in this post, it is something that the Lord has been moving me toward for a while.
I recently mentioned to you in a blog post that I was looking to lose weight and many of you commented about different diets or plans that you were on. I appreciate your taking the time to help but I have had the Daniel Plan in the back of my mind for a long time and I just couldn’t shake the notion that this was the one for me to try. I finally ordered the Daniel Plan book by Rick Warren, and the Daniel Plan Cookbook, and I have been reading a chapter a day. I love the idea of asking the Lord to help me to honor Him by taking care of the body He created for me. His gift to me was my body and instead of taking good care of it, I have filled it with junk food. When you look at it that way you can’t help but think that He might not have been pleased by my decision.
Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (NLT)
I came home Friday night and read a daily devotional from one of the books that I have. This one is The Confident Woman Devotional, a short devotional for every day of the year, by Joyce Meyer. The devotional for that day was titled, Make The Change. I am a firm believer that there are no coincidences, that the Lord guides you to what you need. While I was thinking along those lines, I happened to remember that a friend of mine was following the Daniel Plan when we went to Florida together back in April. Was that a nudging from the Lord? I had already been thinking about this plan before then because I had read about the plan even earlier in the devotional by Mark Batterson called Draw The Circle. Did the Lord put something on my heart back then? Did it take me this long to figure it out?
I am making some small changes that I know will be for the betterment of my health. When it comes to eating I am going to try to envision a “V” in the road. I have the choice to make, I can either choose something fast and convenient and probably unhealthy or I can choose something good for me and my body. I am going to devote at least 15-30 minutes every day to going for a walk. I might ramp it up later but I want to start small. I want to finish the book before I jump in with both feet but I am smart enough to know that “real” food is better for me than processed food.
If you are interested in joining me in this small endeavor to better health then let me know. If very many of you want to participate then I will start a group on FaceBook so that we can share recipes, thoughts, struggles, etc. This is just one small way that I am choosing to honor the Lord.
Have A Blessed Day!