God has been working wonders in my life lately and I’m so thankful I’m finally in the position to share with you (meaning that I finally have a working computer at home, so hellooooo having more time to blog!)
For the first time in history, by the end of the century, as many people will die from malnutrition as weight-related issues such as diabetes and heart disease. This is an insane statistic! It’s so incredibly sad that while 1.1 billion people are dying of lack of food, 1.1 billion people are dying because they consume too much food!
Think about that for a second. I’ll wait.
Now then, several months ago, I had a hit a point of low self-esteem because I ate too much and was uncomfortable. I came to the hard realization that I am so abundantly blessed and I have too much money and too much access to food that allowed me to overeat. Then I thought of the little girl Luke and I sponsor (through Compassion International) in Burkina Faso whose family of seven lives on the equivalent of $12 a month.
$12 a month. In the US, people don’t think twice for paying $12 for one meal!
And here I was miserable because I ate too much food, that probably wasn’t very nutritious. Fast forward to last week when I was listening to Rick’s sermon on God’s Prescription for a Health (click for Part 1 and Part 2) and he said something that struck me to the core:
I began to wonder what I do, specifically what I eat, that isn’t beneficial. I opened a can of worms.
Automatically these things came flying into my head:
- Diet Coke
- Cookie dough
I decided right then that I was going to look further into the Daniel Plan.
When creating the Daniel Plan, Rick Warren consulted Dr. Oz (from TV!), and best-selling authors Dr. Amen and Dr. Hyman to create this amazing and uplifting plan for others to see how the five elements (faith, food, fitness, focus, friends) play a significant role in being wholly healthy. I can’t wait to dive further into the program!
I have so much to say because the Lord is working so quickly in my life, so stay tuned to the blog for my journey through the Daniel Plan, and to see how the Lord continues to work in my life!