Sometimes we need to say no to something in order to say yes to God.
Daniel was a captive in a pagan country, a young man forced to serve another country's government. He obediently went into their training program but insisted on eating only food that was kosher under Jewish law. This was an essential part of his Jewish faith - and essential for him to operate at his best. He had the courage to stand up to his captors, even though they didn't understand his commitment, and to seek an arrangement that would satisfy them without defiling him.
When we commit ourselves to clean eating (as in the Daniel Plan) we will sometimes have to say no to an old way of living in order to say yes to caring for the body and soul God has given us. We're saying yes to abundance, yes to health, and yes to having the energy to serve God. What will you say yes to today?
~The Daniel Plan 365 Day Devotional