Why The Daniel Plan Matters
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, The Bible
In the next 6 weeks we are engaging in a transformational opportunity at TTP called The Daniel Plan. It's focus is to bring mind, body, and spirit together to allow us wholeness. Wholeness is, I believe, a desire of God for each of us. How "unwhole" are we? Here is some information from the Center for Disease Control you might find startling:
- Chronic diseases cause 7 in 10 deaths each year in the United States.
- About 133 million Americans—nearly 1 in 2 adults—live with at least one chronic illness.
- More than 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions.
- Approximately one-fourth of persons living with a chronic illness experience significant limitations in daily activities.
- The percentage of U.S. children and adolescents with a chronic health condition has increased from 1.8% 40 years ago to more than 7% now.
The articles asserts that "growing evidence indicates that a comprehensive approach to prevention can save tremendous costs and needless suffering."
Further, it states, "Chronic diseases are the most common and costly of all health problems, but they are also the most preventable. Four common, health-damaging, but modifiable behaviors—tobacco use, insufficient physical activity, poor eating habits, and excessive alcohol use—are responsible for much of the illness, disability, and premature death related to chronic diseases."
Yikes, 75% of health care is due to chronic (and largely preventable) diseases! I hope these facts make clear why we are addressing this issue at The Turning Pointe. God cares about all of you, not just the "spiritual" part, but all parts, and so does The Turning Pointe. I am hoping and praying that God uses these next 6 weeks to revolutionize your health!
And that's about all, in hindsight...
Posted on Fri, May 2, 2014
by Scott Cassel