Reading the Bible daily is also the First way people stay “Active and Productive” Mentally. It is how people Renew their Mind and have the Mind of Christ. Purpose is the Second way people stay “Active and Productive” Mentally. Learning is the Third way people stay “Active and Productive” Mentally. Along with my Books to stay “Active and Productive” Mentally I have been researching Health and Nutrition since 2004. The Bible was the foundation the Holy Spirit built on for my Books so I thought school was the foundation the Holy Spirit needed to build on for my “God’s System Health And Nutrition Program.” In 2015 I enrolled in an online Health and Medicine Program. I started it in February and completed it in December. During school I said “I didn’t know that” around 5 times. That was when I realized my research information was the foundation the Holy Spirit was building on. I love doing my own research instead of getting the information from a school because it allows me to pull from everyone, but at this point my research is more information than learning. That is why I felt I needed something else to stay “Active and Productive” Mentally.
My Network is my E-mails and my iPhone Apps. They are where I get most of my News and Health information from. I read an article about a school that was offering free classes. I started looking into the classes and found Computer Programming. I thought this would be a great new avenue to stay “Active and Productive” Mentally. Along with that my son is a Senior Software Engineer so he could help me too. Python was the Language the school was offering. Since it was a beginner’s class and the class was not starting yet they gave me a name for another school to help me get acquainted with Python before the class started. After a month of the other school and two weeks of the original school I told my son I was done.
I said in my “Do You Know The Simplicity That Is In Christ?” Blog “In ‘the simplicity that is in Christ’ after ‘People,’ ‘Decision’ ‘Action’ the next thing people must do is keep things ‘Simple.’” To continue in “the simplicity that is in Christ” the next Important Factor is Knowing what does and what does not work for us. After that the next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ” is to be “Honest” about Who and Where we are. I was just not getting Python even with help from both schools and my son.
Everything “work together for good.” God Sees our lives from the beginning to the end. Then He puts the things we will need in place to help us. That is why it is so Important for people to fulfill their Purpose. None of us are an Island. We are ALL Connected to each other. God does not give us the entire Plan until our enemies are Revealed because He does not want our enemies to be given valuable information. That shows how much God Loves His Children. In everything with God and Life we have a PART to DO. Even though God puts things in place it is up to US to get to them.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
My “Desire” and Goal is a Villa in Venice, Italy. People are determined to get what they want no matter the consequences, but as of today Italy’s Supreme Court rejected same-sex marriage. I had started learning Italian in 2013, but never went to school for it. I started going to school for Italian when I finished the Health and Medicine Program. It is WRONG for people to live in a country and do not have enough RESPECT for that country to learn the Language. I was doing school every day. With the Computer Programming Italian every day became too much.
To stay “Active and Productive” the next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ” is people must know when they need to make “Adjustments.” People must know what is Important and what comes First. First for me is my Books, Blogs and “God’s System Health And Nutrition Program.” My Villa is a couple of years away so I do Computer Programming School Monday through Friday and learn Italian Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesdays and Fridays are my wash and clean days. People must find “Balance” in Every Aspect of their lives, which is why “Balance” is the next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ.”
I make “Adjustments” to whatever I have to if I get busy with my three First. Everything I do is a “Lifestyle” so I do not try to make up things I missed. Reading the Word of God daily is the ONLY thing NOT included in those things. Sunday is my day of “Rest.” “Rest” is so Important to stay “Active and Productive.” I get a daily “Health Tip” from “Healing With Nutrition.” This is one of the “Health Tips” I received:
“Just as extensive exercise cannot compensate for an unhealthy diet during weight loss, supplements and herbs cannot compensate for lack of adequate rest! Many people search for the magic bullet (supplement, herb, exercise or meditation) that will fix all of their ills, when oftentimes the greatest overlooked magic bullet is rest! If your attempts to feel better are falling short, consider adding naps, rest times, or more sleep to allow time for the body to rebuild and rejuvenate.”
To stay “Active and Productive” Physically people must “Exercise” and this is another “Health Tip” from “Healing With Nutrition:”
“Studies show muscle mass tends to deteriorate at the rate of 8% per decade after age 40. New mouse and human studies reveal that this loss is due to inactivity, rather than to age alone, since there is no muscle mass lost in athletes (mouse or human) who continue to work out into their 80’s (or equivalent in mouse years!) To avoid old age weakness, evaluate your exercise regime for strength training, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular benefits and devise a plan you can use into your 80’s. It’s never too late to strengthen your body!”
“Active and Productive” and busy are two different things. People must make sure they are “Active and Productive” not just busy. It is “Active and Productive” that gets people to their Purpose. “Work together for good” is Everything leading up to our Purpose Prepares people for their Purpose. An example of how things prepare people for their Purpose or in this case final destination is in my “BJ Strength Training Yoga” my final destination is a “Forearm Stand.” My “BJ Strength Training Yoga” has 12 Yoga Poses. The “Forearm Stand” is the twelfth Pose and the other eleven Poses are preparing me for it. Along with that my “BJ Core Exercise” is helping me achieve my final destination too. I enjoy Exercising and that is why it is on my list of “Enjoy Something Daily,” which is the next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ.” I do not exercise on Sunday, but I do most of my writing and brain storming while exercising. On my list after reading the Word of God daily is my morning cup of coffee, a glass of wine with dinner that I cooked because I love to cook and dessert after dinner.
I LOVE the Word of God, but I do not like I Chronicles. I am tongue-tied so the names kill me. I even wrote “Lots of Names” on the first page. I sound them out to the best of my ability, but I know I am not pronouncing them correctly. God does not care about the pronunciation. All He cares about is the “Try,” which is the next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ.” That is the case with Everything with God. God does not hold people responsible for results. He only holds us responsible for the “Try.” The “Try” keeps people “Active and Productive.” The “Try” is how people do not have any “Wonder If.” After “My Eternity Is Secure” and “Whole” the next thing I am Proudest of is I do not have any “Wonder If,” which means I do not have any “Regrets.” Here is part of the first Chapter of I Chronicles:
“Adam, Sheth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abram; the same is Abraham.” (I Chronicles 1: 1-27)
Hang in there because it does get better:
“And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.” (I Chronicles 12:17)
In “the simplicity that is in Christ” my daily Bible reading shows people do not have to get upset about anything other people do because God is Watching and He Will Take Care of it. The next Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ” is people must KNOW When, Where and How to draw the “Line.” The “Line” people must learn to draw is When “The Situation is The War” because most Battles are not worth Fighting, Where “Enough Is Enough Is” and How to say “No.”
God Promised people 120 years and that is 120 years in Health. That means we have a lot of years to stay “Active and Productive.” Even though God Promised it we still have a Part in it. Another one of my “Desire” or Goal is to be as “Active and Productive” Spiritually, Mentally and Physically as I am today at 120. Everything I do including “BJ Total Body Health Program” is designed to get me to that Goal. It is so Important for people to have a “Solid Foundation,” which is the last Important Factor in “the simplicity that is in Christ.” God’s Process is where that “Solid Foundation” comes from and it is also the “soul prospereth:”
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (III John 1:2)
“And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3)
REMEMBER THE GREAT SACRIFICE JESUS MADE ON GOOD FRIDAY!