Thursday, December 6, 2007


I hate to admit it, but honestly, I am a fan of The Biggest Loser, the television show about significantly overweight people who live at a camp and workout--endlessly--to lose huge amounts of weight.

Personally, I can't stand it when reality shows get into scheming and all that, and I also don't think its healthy or reasonable to lose that much weight that fast, but, I absolutely adore the transformation stories and pictures.

As unreal as any of those types of shows are, the life-altering changes that you see on this show truly inspire me. Confidently, I tread just a little bit harder, pull my resistance cords just a little bit tighter, and definitively, continuously, recommit myself to fitness.

I love to see the new people that emerge, so dramatically re-gaining their vigor for life.

I've noticed that this love of transformation carries over into the spiritual life as well. I am inspired by people, like Mother Teresa, who were notably transformed by a simple Yes! to God. I, too, want to say Yes! to anything God asks of me and she makes me believe I can. That is incredibly powerful.

Spiritual transformations in people are just as remarkable as physical transformations. When you say Yes! to God--and mean it--it changes the way you think, the way you act, the way you feel and the way you relate to God and just about everyone you know.

This is a good thing, but it can be dangerous if you are not under the guidance of a wise director. Your Yes! to God doesn't require you to walk away from a healthy, vibrant life--as many people believe.

A Yes! to God may cause you to refocus your priorities and such, it's true, but mostly He prompts us through interior conversion. That interior conversion eventually may bring about external changes in your life, but that doesn't mean you have to quit your job or sell your house!

We think dramatically, but God often moves less so.

Are you experiencing the hand of God transforming you? Let God create in you a beautiful picture.

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