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, August 21, 2013

Keep Going

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  Will Rogers
If you stop learning, you will forget what you already know.  Proverbs 19:27 (Contemporary English Version)
Volition:  “the power of choosing or determining”  Merriam-Webster Dictionary
God told Abraham, “Go to the land I will show you,” and at the age of seventy-five Abraham obeyed God and left.  He didn’t know where he was going, how he was going to get there, or what was going to happen to him along the way.  But God laid a path for him to follow, so Abraham started on his journey.  It wasn’t always easy, Abraham had to fight battles, and risk his life at times, but he didn’t stop.  Neither should we.  We all know when we’re on the right track.  We may not necessarily know the path and the stops along our life’s track, but we all know the right track is a life following God in faith and purpose.  Who doesn’t really know right from wrong deep inside?  At times the challenges presented along our path will make us want to stop, or even jump track to an easier path.  But we all know what happens when a train jumps its track, it becomes a train wreck.  Despite the obstacles and hills we’ll no doubt face, let’s do our best to be like Abraham.  Let’s be like “The Little Train that Could,” constantly encouraging ourselves with the cadence, “I think I can, I think I can.”  Except that, with God’s grace and love, we can all move beyond that earthly encouragement to be able to tell ourselves that with God, “I know We can, I know We can.”  Let’s use our volition to continue forward on the track that God has laid for us.  He wants more for us than we can ever imagine and He’s even shown us the way to it.  If you like roller coasters you probably know, the fun doesn’t start till that first hill's been climbed and crested.  Let’s follow the path God’s laid out for us to the best of our abilities and see where it leads.  Somehow, I know God will not disappoint.  
Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming for?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thank you for reading.

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