The other night my daughter selected an old movie from 2009 about Hannah Montana for us to watch. The main character was singer Miley Cyrus who plays Hannah. The best part of the movie was the hit song "The Climb" that she sang. My favorite lyric comes in the middle of the song and it goes like this, “Ain't about how fast I get there, Ain't about what's waiting on the other side, It's the climb.” Sometimes we get so caught up in the things we want to accomplish, that we miss the ride.
You know, I would really like to get up tomorrow and be my new lighter self, how about you? Skip the dieting and exercise and get right to the good stuff. But just like the song says it’s not about how quickly we get there, it’s more about the trip. The Daniel Plan starts off with the faith essential, it is a new way of thinking about the power of God, and how having a faith-filled life is not in trying harder. It’s not psyching yourself up, but in relaxing in God’s grace, so he can do through you what he desires to do. Philippians 2:12-13 says “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you.”
The energy of God working a mighty miracle through you, because as you see the changes in your body you will know they come from His power not your own. So it really is about the climb to get there, because the longer you spend in prayers the closer you get to God. You may have thought at the beginning of this wellness plan that it was the healthier body that would be waiting for you on the other side. But I think when we get done, we will have learned more not just about God but a little bit more about ourselves as well. We will be new inside and out.
Because I want you to spend more time with our Heavenly Father than reading what I have to say, I am only going to blog with you three to four times a week for now. So have a blessed weekend and get ready for next Wednesday when we will be talking about food.
Prayer of the Day
“Dear Father, be with us as we begin this climb, increase our faith so that we might be a better witness for Your glory, so that when others see the changes happing to us they would know that You were with us every step of the way, we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen."