What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. —Luke 12:29-30 MSG

In the early stages of living the Daniel Plan lifestyle, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the details of what to eat and how to incorporate more movement into our lives.

When the process threatens to overwhelm us, it’s important to relax and take the long-range view. Small steps forward are fine. They will lead to big results in the long run. As the Bible says, the essential thing is to respond to God’s giving.

God has given us an abundance of foods to eat and ways to move. He invites us to enter the process of enjoying more of that abundance little by little.

God is so gracious with us. He never pushes us; he invites us to move forward. He leads the way and asks us to follow him. He has infinite patience.

Food for Thought: Mark Hyman says, “By adding simple habits—sleeping a bit more, moving your body, calming your mind, breathing, playing, serving—you will gradually, day by day, shift into a profound capacity for self-care and healing.”