He Heard My Cry
After spring break, my church life group started
studying The Daniel
Plan by Rick Warren. The plan is a process that
provides a healthy
eating lifestyle with Godís help.
I wasnít all that enthused about using the Daniel
Plan having an over
weight problem. I had used countless other diets
and they failed to
make a lasting impact on my weight. I did indeed
grimace and grunt a
little under my breath, but I told myself that I
should give God a
try for forty days.
Weekly my life group began to share recipes and
eat foods that were on
the Daniel Plan. We also exercised and prayed
together. The Daniel
Plan makes many references to scripture that helps
to motivate you to
commit your body to God.
While studying The Daniel Plan I found out that
the starches, sugars
and white pastas were just not nutritionally
filling. I slowly
attempted to weed those food out of my life. I
was in the habit of
eating volumes of food daily. No amount of food
could fill me up. My
appetite was insatiable. It was always food first,
then everybody and
As the stress level in my life increased I began
to develop an eating
disorder. I would eat to the point of agony. I
was so painfully full
that I resorted to self induced vomiting to give
myself some relief.
It was imperative that I had plenty of that
indigestion medicine, also. It was a spiraling
mess. Most of the time
these over feeding frenzies happened at supper
time and I would spend
countless nights without proper sleep.
I was also turning to food for comfort from my
anxieties and life
worries instead of turning to the one true
Comforter the Lord.
Another more vicious plaque from overeating was
that I suffered from
constipation. This was predicament that was
torturous and agonizing
year after year. Daily I was terrified to have a
bowel movement. I
can now say that this nuisance is gone from my
life. I have normal
elimination. What a joyous blessing.
Iím beyond ecstatic that without calorie counting,
I have lost weight.
At this time, I have shed twenty pounds. How
Wait a minute, isnít the Lordís name Wonderful?
Iím in awe that I can say no to sodas and sweet
desserts. It was my
custom to have it all and eat it all. Now I can
make wiser choices. I
had lied to myself that I could eat like the rest
of the world eats.
I did not consider my body as a temple for my God.
Now I know that the scales have fallen from my
eyes. I have had fun
eating many different nutritious foods that the
lord provides for on
this earth. In some ways I was actually limiting
the variety of foods
I was eating.
If one wants to lose weight and become healthier,
I recommend the
Daniel Plan. Itís so enlightening. One can learn
more of a God that
is mighty and loving.
After waiting for many years for an answer my God
heard my cry. He
delivered me from that food Idol that robbed me
from living healthily
I will cling to my God, how about you?