The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Search for Redemption, February 19, 2011

As I come clean
I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face, aw huh
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, aw huh
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Did I say that I need you?
Oh, Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t now I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean
Nothing you would take everything you gave.
Hold me till I die
Meet you on the other side

Pearl Jam (from the song “Just Breath”)

LORD, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy; 

in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.

Do not bring your servant into judgment,
for no one living is righteous before you.
The enemy pursues me,
he crushes me to the ground; 

he makes me dwell in the darkness
like those long dead. 

So my spirit grows faint within me;
my heart within me is dismayed.
I remember the days of long ago;
I meditate on all your works
and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands to you;
I thirst for you like a parched land.

Psalms 143:1-6

Redemption: “the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil” New Oxford American Dictionary

The two poems I chose for this message relate the unending need of humans to be loved, even when it is undeserved. In humility they call out for grace, forgiveness and compassion. In our search for redemption there is one we will hurt more than any person can be hurt, one that loves us more than any person can love, and one who cares more than any person can care. After we insulted Him, doubted Him, and hated Him, He came so that we could kill Him and He could say to us. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." 
Matthew 11:28 Thank you Jesus.

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