Procrastination stifles life; seek the Lord in all you do

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. – Psalm 9:10

Health Journal day 16.

Getting rid of cabin fever means getting outside.

Today was a wonderful day getting outside and going for a drive today into a neighboring city, going for a walk, then returning home.

That’s all I wanted, to see some new scenery for my mind to know I’m part of the world and I could see the sky and people-watch. People were everywhere walking their dogs, their children or just headed somewhere down the city blocks.

Today I read the bible, changed all my debit card payments from my old card to my new card. I had to change it because someone tried using my card to buy crypto currency, so I had to get a new card from my bank. If you’ve ever had to change a debit/credit card, you know how long it takes to switch all your auto-payments to your creditors to the new card.

Taking care of business instead of procrastinating is the way to move ahead in your life. Letting tasks pile up can feel overwhelming. I believe getting rid of procrastination is one of the best things that God is doing for me today. Things get taken care of in a timely fashion.

Instead of the fears I used to feel in life I now know that God watches over me so that I take care of issues as they come up. It always works out all right.

I hope you have wonderful days ahead. Your Father in heaven looks after you because he cares. We have a loving Father in heaven who wants to help you in all your life’s issues. Trust him, you’ll be glad you did!

Day 4 – Grace To You

I was reading Pastor John MacArthur’s site tonight about how his church he pastors, called Grace To You, in southern California got started.

According to his “About” page, in his early days as a pastor, he pastored at a small church in the general Los Angeles area, and decided that he would tape record his lessons so that the members who were too ill to attend services could listen to them.

Volunteers helped him tape record his lessons in those early days. A handful of hears later, some of his tape recordings were played on air, and this is how “Grace to You” radio began.

Grace to You became a nonprofit, and in the early 1980s they bought a building and were able to hire staff.

Many of you know who Pastor John MacArthur is and faithfully watch his sermons online – like I do – and are very grateful for his online teachings.

I can’t go to church in person. I’ve already church-shopped and hopped here and there to many churches in my general area, none of which I want to become a member of.

I can understand how people want Christians to attend church in person but my feeling is that spending time in a watered-down, public-pursuing corporate environment that seeks to sell their CD’s, books and beginning inspirational “bible classes” that are like social clubs and community centers are not worth the time.

I’m not going to change their teachings or pastors so I can’t make the change I want to see there. I have tried such as sitting through their classes, sermons and group studies over many months and they don’t change. They’re not students of the bible. I don’t want to go.

So pastors like John MacArthur, who is a true long-time bible scholar and gives us the truth of God’s Word is invaluable to people like me who really want to follow Christ, and want a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus. He’s my guide through the bible and I want to keep learning about Christ through John MacArthur’s teachings.

So time spent today has been about wondering, from an earlier dream, how long it would take if I built something to serve Christ Jesus as John MacArthur has, but I’m not a pastor nor am I financially secure enough to do something like that instead of working my full-time job I have right now that I’m seeking to convert from a contract and temporary role to becoming a permanent employee in Human Resources.

The amount of study it would take to create a space to grow an audience of Christians who would bond together through Christ would be a full-time job and not pay much. (That’s a joke – it would be unpaid). I cannot write books with the time it takes to write them and I’m studying for a certification in the Human Resources space which might take up to a full year of study along with working full-time. This is a reason I’ve found it so hard to come here every day to journal.

I will try short snippets of audio’s but I can’t promise I can continue daily content over the long haul; after all I’m looking to move soon.

All these things together and being a member of my neighborhood association writing their newsletter and taking the minutes of their meetings, as well as keep up with a group I started in my area on NextDoor and having memberships in other groups like Facebooks keto, intermittent fasting and even Christ-centered groups keeps me too busy. My priorities have to change in order to do something with this blog.

Day 2 Health Journal

Today during a team meeting at work we shared something we’d done or started from 2022 and going into 2023 that gives us bragging rights. I shared that I started a health journal, to (attempt to) post something every day.

Let’s see how long it lasts.

But it is an accountability tool for my making sure I do something each day for my health. Mental health, physical health, spiritual health, and every kind of health; work/home balance, environmental health (my living space), relationship health, and more. All these things make up health.

So below is my short audio recording of what I’ve done today and what I plan to do until the close of the day today.

Today’s journal:

Day 1 Journal – health

Today I went for a walk and thought about what could help my health improve. Health including rest, lowering stress, energy, sleep, weight loss, toning up, invigoration. So here’s what I decided to do. I hope it inspires myself and anyone else to keep a journal every day of your health goals.

Here’s an audio tape I did after walking in a nice park today – a favorite park I’ve often walked in. It was a great day with the sun out and crisp, clean air! I enjoyed that.