WORK & HEALTH
When Joe came to the ministry at the age of 87, he was way over weight. The doctors wanted to put him on all sorts of medication, encluding medication for diabeties. I told them to wait 6 months.
During the next six months, I introduced Joe to the shovel, pick, rake and other ground and gardening tools. Afte six months Joe returned to the doctor and he literally asked him if he was the same person. He could not believe his eyes. Joe was in perfect health. At the time of this writing, at the age of 91, the doctor told him he had the health of a 50 year old man.
Since the Body was created to work, the body begins breaking down when not at work. Work needs to be introduced to children as soon as they are capable of accomplishing the smallest and simplist tasks. Household chores should be introduced as a blessing and privilge. Children should not be "rewarded" for work, but privilges should be withheld if chores are not accomplished. Work is for our good. Children who learn the blessing of work in their younger years will accomplish much in their adult years.
the Life of Jesus was a life of work. "“My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5:17. If we call ourselves "Christian", then we need to follow the example of Jesus in everything we do. It will produce happiness, joy, peace, clear depression, lift the spirits and improve the mind.