Daniel Plan 2/20/17: The Divine Designer

Hi all!

Welcome back, after a brief hiatus.

I wrote a message on Thursday and it got lost in cyberspace. On Friday I was tied up all day and never got a message written. I apologize for the interruption.

Today we are moving on to the fitness portion of the Daniel Plan.

First, I want to start with a small lesson on cells. Hold all applause and jubilant praise.

Cells are the foundation of all organisms. They are the fundamental unit of life. They are a living unit and have the same needs that we, as an organism, do. Our bodies consist of trillions of cells that are differentiated into different organs. If you were to look into a cell you would see a microscopic, functioning little city complete with a control center, transport mechanisms, generator plant, waste disposal system, reproductive mechanism, protein and fat synthesis centers.

On a basic level, the cell needs food, water and oxygen. It also needs to eliminate carbon dioxide and waste products. That process takes place through the cell walls and into the bloodstream for the most part, some goes into the interstitial (between cell) spaces and is transported away by the lymphatic system, which ultimately is dumped into the bloodstream. The exchange of oxygen and nutrients and waste products and carbon dioxide takes place at the capillary level of the circulatory system.

Cells form tissues which form organs which function together to form the organism, YOU. 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,  I know that full well.
— Psalms 139:14

I have been studying the body for over 40 years and I find it impossible to observe the workings of a single cell and not see a divine designer behind it.

What does this have to do with fitness?, you might ask. Well, you have to understand the foundation if you are going to build a structure. We have to nourish and encourage our cells through our work out endeavors and our food choices.

Today's Bible verse:  

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.  Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
— 1 Corinthians 12:12-14