Don’t Go it Alone
Life certainly has its ups and downs. We can’t face life alone. For John and for myself, as Christians, we have a Mighty Heavenly Father who we always turn to first. His Word, His promises always have answers to bring before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as “we come boldly to the Throne of Grace to find mercy and grace to help in time of need.”
The last three secrets of the Blue Zone Nine do not specifically mention The Heavenly Father or His Word, but they do mention that those who participated in a spiritual community and had faith were classified in the” healthy centenarians.” These are important characteristics in this study and in the study revealed in Centenarians: The Bonus Years.
“Trusting in God” is Fabufit Secret #6 and reaches across all secrets.
Dan Buettner in the Blue Zones book says, ” The simple act of worship is one of those subtly powerful habits that seems to improve your chances of have more good years.” His research found that even infrequently attending religious services may make a difference in the length of one’s life.
“Those who attended religious services at least once a month reduced their risk of death by about a third.” ~ Buettner
“The faithful seem to be healthier and happier.”
Of course, this makes perfect sense to those of us who are Christians. Our God gives us the antidotes to stress and worry. He tells us exactly what to think on, as well as the recipe for Peace.
Dr. Gary Frazier, Diet, Life Expectancy and Chronic Disease: Studies of Seventh-day Adventist and Other Vegetarians. also supports this claim with several reasons. One reason is that those who attend church have a forced schedule of prayer or quietness to reflect on the week and to decompose.
- Life is hard.
- It is impossible to face life alone and live in peace, health and victory.
- We have a Heavenly Father waiting for any of us willing to call upon His Name and trust Him.
- Even just attending church once a month can add years to our life.
- BELONGING to a church who preaches the Word of God can add even more ~ Dani
Blue Zone Secret # 7 is Belonging
You will see that the last two secrets tie in perfectly with this one: Coming next.