How to develop a fearless faith and end the weight loss and diet roller coaster.

Hi Y’all,

What is the difference between just knowing God loves you or knowing AND feeling his love deep within you?

I believe it is the difference between living a life of fear or living a life of fearless faith.

In Matthew 8:26 (King James Version)  Jesus said,  ”Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith.”  Based on this quote there is a direct correlation between fear and faith.

Having little or no faith opens one up to living a life of fear, where as having a lot of faith can lead one to live a fearless life.

So how can one develop a lot of faith?

One must FEEL God’s love deeply within themselves.

If you don’t feel God’s love deeply, below is a simple exercise that can help get you started.

Disclaimer:)  Only do this exercise when it is safe to do so!

Do the following exercise not as if you are watching it but literally reliving it.  You are experiencing the feelings as if you are right there right now.

Close your eyes and imagine a time in your past when you felt totally loved by someone.  It can be a child, parent, friend, sibling, spouse, other relative etc.

Experience the event again and feel those feelings of deep unconditional love, just as they happened the first time.

As you are reliving it and are truly experiencing the deep love again, add Jesus to the event.  See him in detail, from the color and texture of his clothes to every detail of his hair, face, eyes, smile, hands etc.

Once you have Jesus with you, I want you to see whoever is giving you this unconditional love standing next to Jesus.

As you continue to feel the love from this person, see this person merge into Jesus so now it’s only you and Jesus.  The love you were feeling from the person is now coming from Jesus.

Look into Jesus eyes and feel that love pour over you, allow yourself to really soak it in.

If you do this exercise it can be life transforming.  Your life can begin to change in ways you never thought possible.

So what does all this have to do with weight loss?

If you are struggling with your weight, I believe you are living in fear of food.  You feel you don’t control it, it controls you.  I believe lasting weight loss is impossible until one is rid of this fear.

As you develop a stronger, more powerful faith it becomes easier to cast the burden.  You begin to realize that living in fear is crazy, you are trying to do all the work yourself (and failing) instead of letting God do the heavy lifting for you.

As you learn to not only feel God’s love deeply but to also be aware of his presence throughout your day, guess what?

You’ve hit the jackpot!

That is when a life of fearless faith really kicks in.

God bless,

Danny

 

 

 

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Are your beliefs cancelling out your prayers?

Hi All,

The Bible is pretty specific on how to change anything in your life;  ask, believe,  receive.  Notice it doesn’t say ask, receive;  it says ask, believe, receive.

Receiving comes after believing, which means what you believe will determine what you receive.

If your beliefs are in line with what you are asking for, you are in good shape, if not you have a serious problem.

Let’s take the example of weight loss.

I know of many people who pray to God to help them lose weight.  I have also heard some of these same people say as you get older you are supposed to gain weight.

Do you see the problem here?  They believe they are suppose to gain weight as they get older, yet they are praying that God help them lose weight.  Is that crazy or what?

They base their belief on studies they’ve seen (probably done by over weight researchers trying to justify their own weight gain) that say because your metabolism slows you are suppose to gain weight as you age.

Yet you can walk down just about any street and see elderly people who are not over weight.

Your life is driven by your beliefs.  If you don’t like the road you are headed down, change your beliefs and you can change to a different road.

For every person who believes they can’t do something,  you can find another person who has already done it because they believed they could.

So ask, make sure your beliefs are in line with what you are asking for…and get ready to receive!

God bless,

Danny

 

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How seeing through God’s eyes helps dieting and weight loss.

Hi Ya’ll,

God made you in his image, what if you started acting like it?

What if your eyes were God’s eyes?  What if you started looking at things like he does?

God doesn’t focus on our faults, he knows we are weak and need him.

God sees us for what we can become, what we could really be if we put to use the abilities he has given us.

How much more empowered would you feel each day if you started looking at life through God’s eyes?

What if instead of focusing on obstacles and letting your mortal doubts and fears take hold,  you instead saw clearly an  open path to your goals?

Stuff will happen but as you look through God’s eyes your perception changes.

Instead of letting things get to you, you shake them off as a minor inconvenience and stay focused on the goal.

Let me give you a little example.

Whenever I feel a little frustrated I like to step outside and look at a tree.  I think to myself, “God made the tree to grow, he didn’t make it to worry about how much sun or rain it gets, it just grows!”

If a drought comes along, the tree is designed not to give up and die, but to sink its roots deeper and deeper into the ground until it finds water.

I have a favorite old saying, “Good timber does not grow with ease, the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

So what does all this have to do with dieting and weight loss?

When you look through God’s eyes a calmness and focus comes over you.

The temptation to binge and over eat don’t affect you like it did in the past because the anxiousness is gone.  When you do eat a little more than you should, you recognize what happened for what it is (without getting upset) and move on, more focused than you were before.

I mentioned earlier that God sees us for what we  can become?  What if you started seeing yourself that way?  What if every time you look in a mirror, instead of seeing yourself as you are now,  you see yourself with your temple revealed?

Start the habit today of looking at life through God’s eyes and your life can transform in ways you never thought possible!

God bless,

Danny























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Tithe your fat to God and jump start your dieting and weight loss.

Hi Y’all,

We hear ministers and priests talk all the time about the importance of tithing, usually they are talking about money.

The thought of tithing signals to your mind that you have more than enough and it makes you feel good. Tithing something other than money can also give you that feeling.

I was watching Kenneth Copeland this morning and he talked about giving anything to get tithing started, even a button or shoelace.

What if you approached losing weight as tithing?

What if you decided to honor God and reveal the temple he has loaned you by tithing your excess fat to God?

Would you be less likely to binge and over eat if you were committed to tithing your excess fat? 

Could it make a difference when you are tempted to eat junk food?

Do you think God would be proud of the example you’d set for other Christians if you got them to also jump on the fat tithing bandwagon?

If you need to jump start your dieting and weight loss why not give it a try?

God bless,

Danny

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Has dieting and weight loss made you lusty, rusty or dusty?

Hi Y’all,

Are you lusty, rusty, or dusty?

I was watching Pastor John Hagee on TV today and he was giving a sermon on the stages of marriage.  He referred to them as lusty, rusty, and dusty.

I realized as I was watching that those terms also apply to the physical body for many people.

The lusty stage is our youth when our temple is lean as God intended. Sadly many of today’s youth don’t get to experience this stage because of the poor eating habits my generation has given them.

The rusty stage is the mid 20′s, through the 30′s and 40′s.  This is when many begin to cover up their temple with fat and are trying desperately to return the lusty stage. They may succeed for short periods of time but because they haven’t dealt with the real cause of the weight gain the fat returns.

The dusty stage is the 50′s and beyond. This is the stage where many people have given up any hope of ever returning to the lusty stage.  They are literally dead to the idea of regaining the look of the temple of their youth. They have given up on the body in this life and from a physical stand point are dead man/woman walking.  I had one person at this stage say to me, “You are supposed to gain weight as you get older.”  Tell that to the people who have lived into their 90′s and 100′s who have basically stayed the same weight their entire lives.

God gives us all a choice. When we learn to focus on him instead of food before and while we are eating, our eyes are opened and we can return to the temple of our youth (depending on what your temple was like then, maybe even better:)

Do you believe you have a choice?  When I and many I have helped around the world realized we did everything changed.

It’s not where you start but where you finish. It is possible to go from dusty or rusty to lusty.

Simply believe, focus on God and use the abilities he has given you and you too can reveal the temple of your youth!

God bless,

Danny

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How to stop a binging mood with the wonders of the cross.

Hi Y’all,

What can you do to get your mind off of food?

“Keep my message in plain view at all times..” – Proverbs 4:21,  The Message

Now this doesn’t mean you have to leave Bibles laying all over your house.  What we are talking about here is symbols, something that will snap you out of the possiblility of going on a food binge.  Something that will turn your thoughts away from food and to God.

The wonders of the cross.  I have found hanging pictures, wearing necklaces, bracelelets, rings etc. of a cross can help to snap one out of the “binging mood.” 

To be truly effective,  practice in your mind the exact situation you run into when the binging mood strikes and turn your gaze to the cross.

It doesn’t take long to do it, just a few seconds.  If you set aside a few minutes each day to do this something amazing can start to happen.

You begin to automatically turn your focus to God when the thought of pigging out on food enters your mind.

And guess what, putting God into your body is calorie free! :)

The wonders of the cross…now that’s some tasty stuff!

God bless,

Danny

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How you reward yourself could be sabotaging your diet & weight loss success and your children’s future.

Hi Y’all,

How do you reward success? 

Many of us were conditioned as children that if we did something, we would be rewarded with some type of candy, cookie, cake etc..  Our minds then began to link eating  junk food with being good.

If you struggle with dieting and weight loss, ending this link could be a key to ending those struggles.  Can you see how you can become frustrated as you have a treat and feel good about it (past conditioning), then feel bad when you are finished because you are sabotaging your chances of lasting weight loss?

To change, start by NEVER using food again as a reward.  Find something else you enjoy, (ex. buy a book, flowers, do something that makes you feel good etc.) 

If you have been using food as a reward with your children, STOP!  The frustration and pain you have been experiencing is likely to be the same for your kids when they get older too.  Sit down with them and have them help you come up with non food rewards that will motivate them. 

God bless,

Danny

 

 

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Do you keep God hidden in the filing cabinet of your mind?

Hi Y’all,

Have you ever taken a memory improvement course?  When I took one years ago it used the analogy that our mind stores memories in a “file cabinet” and as we recall something from the past it retrieves it from this file cabinet.

If something is really important in your everyday life you don’t store it in a file, you keep it on the walls of your mind where you can see it at all times.

“Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.  KEEP MY MESSAGE IN PLAIN VIEW AT ALL TIMES.  Concentrate!  Learn it by heart!  Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul they’re bursting with health.” – Proverbs 4:20-22 The Message

Notice the line in capital letters.  The Bible instructs us to keep the message in plain view, not file it away.  It says if we do that we’ll live, really live!

Most Christians leave church on Sunday and as they walk out the door they put God in the filing cabinet of their mind.  They’ll take him out when they pray, read the Bible or during Bible study,  but for the most part as they go through everyday life they keep God and his message hidden away. 

Any area of life you struggle with temptation you know you are not thinking about God.

I know people who are always struggling with weight loss.  They are constantly looking for the secular world to turn out the next “magic pill,” and are disappointed when it fails.  They are always looking outside themselves for the answer when they already have it, tucked away in the file cabinet of their mind. 

Pull God out of the file cabinet, put his message in plain view on the walls of your mind (and around you; ex. rings, necklaces, pictures etc.) and everything can change.

It’s time for you to start to live, really live; BODY AND SOUL!

God bless,

Danny

 

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How to stop a depressed state or tantrum instantly.

Hi All,

If you are feeling  down, look up! 

Years ago I remember reading an article how our moods are tied to our physical body.  If one is sad or depressed they are gazing downward and are hunched over.

If one is happy they have more of an upward gaze, and their back is straighter with shoulders up.

For years I have used the following on my kids and others to help them break a bad mood or a depressed state.  It may sound simplistic but it works, try it.

Sit up straight or stand and look at the ceiling and say, “I’m not going to smile or laugh.”  Keep doing it until you smile and laugh (for most it happens in less than 15 seconds)! 

It’s interesting, most people have to really concentrate hard to try not to smile or laugh!  Eventually everyone I have done this with breaks down and begins smiling and laughing.

This has worked great with little kids who are throwing a tantrum to change their mood. 

It has worked great with kids of school age who get in a depressed state over struggling with school work or studying for a test.  It relieves the tension of the moment so they can refocus and try again in a more empowered state.

It shows people  they can change their mood in an instant and they realize they have the power to control their emotions.

Bottomline is it works for anyone who is in drastic need of a mood adjustment!  Try it on yourself next time you find yourself in need of a good laugh:)

God bless,

Danny

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Weight loss feedback; use it or ignore it but don’t let it stop you.

Hi Y’all,

How we respond to feedback, be it internal or from someone else, can either help us reach our  goal of lasting weight loss or stops us entirely.

It is important to understand feedback is just information.  Don’t attach emotions to it and get upset, it is just information.

When you receive feedback, determine if it is useful or not and then either use the information to make adjustments or discard it.  Don’t waste time dwelling on it, use it or discard it, but either way move on.

Too many people will take negative feedback,  get upset and  give up entirely when they should have ignored it or made only a slight correction.

Do not give up.  Imagine someone in a sailboat going across a lake.  If the wind blew them slightly off course should they get upset, give up and go back to their dock or make a slight correction and keep going?

Always remember, feedback is just information.  Use it to help you or if worthless ignore it but stay fixed on your weight loss goal.

One more thing, enjoy the journey as it transforms you into a stronger person!

God bless,

Danny

 

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