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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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Good from the Bad

The truth is; people will give there lives for what they believe to be true, they will never give their lives for something they know to be false.” Charles Colson

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

Veracity: “habitual truthfulness” New Oxford American Dictionary

If God is all powerful and is all good, why do bad things happen?” I hear this question all the time and it's always difficult to answer, and I'm not sure I'll ever fully understand until I meet God. But here's an example. I just googled Charles Colson, three out of four of the the first results had to do with Christian outreach. When I opened them I found out he is the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, he has written at least 20 books on Christianity, he has received 15 honorary doctorate degrees, and in 1993 he received the Templeton Award, the largest religious annual award in the world. And when Mike Wallace asked him about the Watergate scandal during the Nixon presidency he replied, “I thank God for Watergate.” You see, before he became an active Christian, Chuck Colson was president Nixon's Special Counsel. Known as a brutal hatchet man, he was active in covering up the Watergate scandal. He eventually served seven months in prison for obstructing justice. But he thanks God for it, because without those events happening, he would have never found God the way he did. So in that way I think we can all thank God for the Watergate scandal, even though it was an event that divided and left a mark on our country. Why? Because in the very least, it gave the world a person like Chuck Colson to change so many lives and in the end make it a better place. So I think what the real question should be is, “What good has come from the bad things that have happened in our lives?”

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, it means a lot to me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm married to my beautiful wife Whitney. She's kind, loving, beautiful, a great teacher, an excellent photographer, the best wife, the a wonderful mother to be.