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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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

To The Glory


“Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people who are no smarter than you.”  Steve Jobs

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 10:31

Exponential:  “expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function; especially : characterized by or being an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent)”  Merriam-Webster Dictionary

I’d like to agree with today’s quote by Steve Jobs.  At the same time I want to disagree with it too.  The part of me that disagrees is the part that knows everything we see, feel, and love was given to us by a loving Creator.  The part of me that agrees understands that God gave us unique abilities to cause effects and create things of our own.  Did God create the computer?  Did He create the automobile?  Or the bicycle for that matter?  He didn’t create them through His word, like Genesis describes His creation of the natural world, but He did give us minds and resources.  He made us to solve problems and see solutions.  In an interview of Steve Jobs I recently watched, He described his disappointment from an article in a Scientific American Magazine.  The article came from a study of animal efficiencies.  The goal of the study (if I remember correctly) was to find out what animal could travel a set distance using the fewest calories.  The condor won and “The crown of Creation,” as Steve Jobs described us, came in around a third of the way down.  “But,” he said, his eyes lit up, “Someone had the insight to include a human on a bicycle.”  “We blew everything away,” he said.  “Humans were meant to be toolmakers,” he concluded.  And so when you take into account the abilities God gave us.  Steve Jobs was absolutely correct in the quote I used today.  Our bodies are amazing.  They’re not the best at everything.  But we can outrun any animal on dry ground given enough time and distance.  Our minds are clearly the brightest.  However, our bodies we’re not meant to stand alone, as is a giraffe’s, or a tiger’s.  Problems were not meant to remain inside our skulls, as in a chimpanzee’s, or orangutang’s.  God gave us resources.  And He gave us the ability to unlock their potential.  Not everyone is meant to be a computing genius, but some are.  Not everyone is meant to design machines, but some are.  Not everyone is skilled with words, but some are.  We are all a puzzle of different shaped pieces.  It takes everyone to reveal creation in all its beauty.  When one is left out the image is degraded.  And that is where Christ enters the picture.  To seek and to save the lost piece.  So that the picture of perfection can be restored.  Our bodies and minds, from the beginning of creation, were always meant to be assisted by the tools we build.  Our physical and mental capabilities are exponentially increased by machines and computers.  They have changed the world over and over again.  There are questions to be asked.  Questions about morality and God.  But those questions have always existed, at every step of human technological development.  And so too, our spirits need assistance.  That assistance comes from one place.  The Holy Spirit.  Able to guide and influence our lives.  Able to exponentially increase our joy and purpose.  In all of creation, we alone, were never meant to stand alone.  We are completed with a tool in our hand, words on the page, people to love, and a God to worship.  People no smarter than us have changed the world over and over.  However, whether they believed it or not, they did it with and through the purpose of or Creator.  What can we do with Him?  To His glory?

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 of?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,
Jake

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