Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our next choice of reading is from the free Saddleback Church Daniel Plan Curriculum. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past Book Club entries.
This week starts Session II of The Daniel Plan Curriculum. I have really enjoyed listening to Pastor Rick Warren share his personal experiences. I have also loved to hear the word of God and hear someone say that the reason why you want to change actually matters. Within this lesson, Pastor Rick stresses it is not enough to want to reach your ideal weight for the sheer hope of looking good. Although he admittedly agrees he wants people to look good, he also shares that this motivation is too superficial. He adds that once you get to your ideal weight, you then will go slack and think that you have reached “health”.
Pastor Rick courageously shares his desire to be healthy is to answer God. He stewarded his body as well as he stewarded the church that God entrusted to him to pastor. Amen.
We have a hope to look toward.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” In what ways do you find yourself tapping in to God’s strength through your daily life?
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for places of worship in NC.