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, March 24, 2012

Consigned with Character


“Bodily vigor is good, and vigor or intellect is even better, but far above both is character.”  Theodor Roosevelt
“Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent).  So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
Consign:  “send (goods) by a public carrier”  New Oxford American Dictionary
We have been consigned.  Sometimes for our own good, sometimes for the good of others.  When Jesus sent the man to the pool of Siloam, it wasn’t because the pool had powers to heal his sight.  Jesus held the power.  It was to test the character of the man.  I think you would agree with me that, our characters are tested on a daily basis.  It takes upstanding character to be honest at times.  It takes upstanding character to do the right thing, even if it doesn’t matter.  And it takes character to be a consigner.  The origin of the word consign was founded the 16th century, in the dedication of children to God.  When a baby was consigned it was set aside for His purpose.  The root of life is found in character.  Like the blind man went to the pool, we live.  With heaven in store and with heaven as a goal, what really is the purpose of a century of living here on earth?  Character.  Jesus could have restored the man’s sight with a thought, word, or desire; much like He healed the woman who merely touched His garment in belief.  But He didn’t.  Both the man and the woman were healed by Jesus through their character.  Their character gave them the strength and conviction to act on their belief.  It takes action to accomplish anything.  It takes character to produce action.  And character is the foundation, the reason for life.  We are all consigners to the will of our Creator.  We are all the public carriers of the goods from a higher power.  Character is what drives us to deliver His goods.  Character is what makes the difference.  Athletes with hall of fame skills wont deliver without character.  Leaders with all the knowledge a graduate degree can bestow won’t earn followers without character.  And without character we...  Let’s build character.  Let’s deliver.
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?
Thank you for reading.  You mean a lot to me.
Jake

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