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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Monday, September 2, 2013

The Greatest Letter

Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière)

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

Correspondence: “communication by exchanging letters with someone” New Oxford American Dictionary

The Bible has long been regarded by christians as the ultimate guide for life. It's the ultimate “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.” But there is another purpose to the the Bible that is perhaps more important than that. The Bible is God's method of showing us who He is. It gives us a way to see God and be inspired by Him. As humans we do not leave the people we love very long without corresponding with them. Multi billion dollar industries have been created just so people could communicate with each other while being separated. When Adam and Eve first sinned and became as the serpent said in Genesis 3:5 “like God, knowing good and evil,” God physically left us. I can't presume to know God's motives, but I think He had to leave us, to avoid fostering a rivalry between Himself (a perfect Being), and His creation (a corrupted environment). We were curious to know about good and evil, ignored the warnings of our Creator, and fell for the lies of the devil. But God loves us more than we will ever know in this life. He could not, would not, and did not leave us without His correspondence. In every story we see in the Bible there isn't just wisdom on how to act, but God saying to us, “this is who I am, I know you're all gonna do this stuff and this is how I feel about it and how I react to it and no matter what, I still love you.” His Word is there to comfort us when we're sorrowful, to give us wisdom when we falter, and to inspire us when our hope is failing. No matter who we are, or what we've done, we all have “a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” All we must do is accept Him.  He may not be with us physically, but we can all get to know Him.  We have His Word.  The greatest Letter.

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?
Thanks for reading.

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