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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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We Are Representatives, February 02, 2011

I believe my words will be heard by many, so I want to say only good things.” Chief Joseph (paraphrased)

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

Attache: “a person on the staff of an ambassador, typically with a specialized area of responsibility” New Oxford American Dictionary

There's a story, I don't know how true it is but I think it's teaching anyway. It tells of Alexander the Great confronting one of his soldiers who had acted cowardly in battle and ran away. When Alexander asked him for his name, the soldier replied, “Alexander.” At this, Alexander the Great was taken back. He told the soldier to either change his ways or change his name. As Christians, we are representatives of our faith, everyday, all day, wherever we go, and whatever we do. We are attache's for Christ and the Christian faith, and as such we should be mindful of our actions and words so that they reflect our values accurately and do justice to the name Christian. I would never encourage anyone to rid themselves of the name Christian, but if we're not acting in a way that sheds positive light on that name we have the responsibility to change our ways. The good news is, we have a loving Heavenly Father who is willing and ready to change our hearts and in turn change our ways; all we must do is ask.

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