- Cyndi Benson
I am slowly dying. The doctors don't know whats wrong. They say I only have about 30 or 40 more years left in me. 50 if I slow down and take it easy. Wouldn't that be awesome to have a doctor tell you that?
A lot of us SAY we want to live forever, but nobody really understands what that would mean physically, emotionally, spiritually, or economically. We have become enslaved to instant gratification. We pace impatiently at the microwave waiting for our popcorn. The coke machine can't take our money fast enough. We are unhealthily impatient.
There are times when I myself, in my pursuit of life, find an emptiness lurking within me. Some unfulfilled need or desire that my flesh desperately begs me to embrace and allow in. This creates an unwanted hole in my heart. It matters not what I fill it with, it is never satisfied. All my energy is sapped by this hole. It's as if my heart has become a deep dark bottomless womans purse of a black hole. Draining life, joy, and time into it; never to be seen again.
It was this "hole" that caused me to gain weight, lose interest in things I used to be passionate about. It was this "hole" that glued me to a couch mindlessly surfing the channels and the internet as I attempted to justify job searching and collecting unemployment. It was this "hole" in which I found my rock bottom.
Fortunately for me this same said "hole" provided me an opportunity to see not only how far I had sunk into oblivion, but it also showed me that I was made of stronger stuff. With the television espousing the benefits of a juicier hamburger, or the latest in sugary energy drinks, juxtaposed with the latest fitness craze, How you can lose up to 40 lbs with the mother of all colon cleanses,and why this juicer is better than eating food, I heard a still small voice. Above the din and chaos, that voice led me to Cyndi Benson Ministries. Having lost weight on a similar diet, and gained it back double, I was reluctant to step out on a similar path.
There are times when I myself, in my pursuit of life, find an emptiness lurking within me. Some unfulfilled need or desire that my flesh desperately begs me to embrace and allow in. This creates an unwanted hole in my heart.
After much prayer and tossing and turning and my loving wife saying "you need to do something to take care of yourself, I went into full "Popeye" mode! "That's all I can stans, cause I can't stans no more! So we called the number. Now to make things clear, My wife and I have known, worshipped with, prayed with, fellowshipped with Ric and Cyndi Benson for years. That being said, there was a trust there that DID ease my anxiety about the Grace and Strength Diet and Lifestyle. There was a depth of knowledge into the human condition, MY human condition, that had not been evident in any other program I had read about, participated in, or doubted in my lifetime. This was much more comprehensive than just eat this don't eat that drink this and flush your pounds away. This was real stuff. This was not about what I ate or didn't eat. In fact Grace and Strength isn't just about food, it's about that hole in your heart. The one that nags begs and coerces you into lifestyle habits that are self-destructive.
This program provides a sounding board for you that is beyond what did you eat today. This program provides one on one and group coaching. The accountability is beyond points and cards and trading this so that you can have more of that. Grace and Strength challenges you to look in the mirror, beyond your reflection and into the essence of who you are in Spirit. It opens your eyes heart mind and soul to who God really wants you to be. The you He dreams you to be. It would so much easier to take a pill to make you less hungry, but then when you are finished, you go right back to who and what you were because the pill doesn't address the hurts, pains, disappointments and guilt that you have accumulated over the years. Grace and Strength Lifestyle coaches are trained to help you walk through the darkness you've been drowning in. It gives you hope where you thought you were hopeless by helping you pray through those strongholds, those curses, negative words and experiences that left deep unhealed wounds that you try to fill with food, sex, drugs, alcohol, and brings you to a place of victory.
Where other programs deal with calories, Grace and strength deals with spiritual blockages and clears that pathway between you and God. You are empowered not only to over come guilt, sin, weight and body image issues, you are empowered to inspire and reach out to help others. Once you have completed this process, you no longer are chained to your past. You are free to enjoy life. I can keep up with my grandchildren. I completed a half marathon in 2 hours and 26 minutes at age 57. I am entering a new era in my life and this time...I'm not going to be that "victim" I was a year ago. None of us have to endure the shame, guilt, or burden poor health from being overweight. There is a solution. Biblically based, faith filled, inspired and practical. THAT'S The Grace and Strength Lifestyle.
Pray Seek Believe Receive
David Michael Rose
* Individual results may vary.
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