Finding Joy in the Journey

All Things Work Together For Good

Since my Whole 30 fast began last Sunday, I have pondered why it took me so long to get here. This morning, it hit me. This is the time and this is the place God brought me to. Is there someone in my circle, here and now, who needs me? God brought two Bible verses to mind:  “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NKJV and Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” NKJV

It took years to understand what Romans 8:28 truly means. It was our study in Romans in Bible Study Fellowship that clarified it for me. Romans 8:28 doesn’t mean everyone will get a happy ending to every trial. It means that those of us who call God our Abba (Daddy) can rest assured that all the trials we go through will help us to grow more like Jesus. And growing more like Jesus glorifies God. And that’s His purpose for me.

My heart yearns to glorify Him in everything I do.

So do I wish I had found Whole 30 years ago? Yes! Do I understand now why I didn’t and why I’m suffering through my inflammation and health challenges? Yes! Food heals, folks. God made us to eat His food, not food out of a box or a jar. He created plants and (unless you’re vegan) animals to provide nutrition for us. Why didn’t I get that? I got caught up in easy and quick. I trained my mouth to crave unnatural sweetness and that’s the hardest part of the fast for me. I still want my sweet tea and Coke Zero! I wonder…in 23 days from now, will the Coke Zero still taste same? Or will I even want it? We shall see.

Thanks for joining me on this journey. I love you guys! Send me a message if you have any questions.

Until next time (I’ve been saying tomorrow, but I just can’t seem to write every day),


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