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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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Principal

“Strong leaders encourage you to do things for your own benefit, not just theirs.”  Tim Tebow
“What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting.”  Jesus, Matthew 18:7 (New Living Translation)
Principal:  “the person with the highest authority or most important position in an organization, institution, or group”  New Oxford American Dictionary
Do you ever do things you don’t want to do?  Paul lamented in Romans 7:15 “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”  For anyone who’s ever been addicted to anything, you know that at times it can be impossible to do what it takes to break the power of our inner desires.  Paul knew that even he, the author of the majority of the New Testament, was a slave to sin, he knew that sin lived in him.  He knew that even though he wanted to do what was right, he couldn’t do it on his own.  He knew that it takes help, it takes humility, and it takes a leader to find the way out of the place where we can’t resist on our own.  We are all tempted, we are all addicted, we are all in need of a leader.  Thankfully, there is one leader that knows absolutely what is to our benefit.  There is one leader who knows the way.  There is one leader we all need to be following.  He is the Principal and Creator of the universe.  He is the author and perfecter of our faith.  Hebrews 12:2  And faith is the key that unlocks the doors to the ultimate benefits of life.  That’s why Paul finished his lamentation in Romans 7:25 with the exclamation, “Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” 
Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone today?
  2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
  3. What did I learn today?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  6. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.

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