By Rick Warren
“You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.” (James 3:18 MSG)
For you to become Daniel Strong, you need to be committed to a small group of friends who will love and support you in your Daniel Plan journey and for the rest of your life.
And your friends need the same commitment from you. Your Daniel Plan group is not just for this study but for a lifetime of pursuing God’s best for your health — spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
The Bible says, “You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor” (James 3:18 MSG).
Commit to loving each other even at your worst, when you want to unload your frustrations, and when you’ve slipped up on the Daniel Plan four weeks in a row. Commit to loving each other as Christ loved you. Commit to carrying each other’s burdens and helping each other become Daniel Strong.
Talk It Over
- Why is it important to invest in friendships that last? What are reasons that some friendships don’t last?
- Why do you think it’s important to develop quality friendships as opposed to a large quantity of friendships?
- Who do you know is committed to you and your success? How do they show you that?