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, October 30, 2013

Do What You Know

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”  Dr. Seuss

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1

Sere:  “being dried and withered”  Merriam-Webster Dictionary

You’ve probably seen some of the Snickers commercials portraying a famous angry character, only to reveal that it’s actually a completely normal and regular person that’s lost control of their temper because they need something to eat.  That’s me.  I need food, otherwise I get grumpy.  That’s something I know about myself.  God is very able to help us with any problem we may have.  However, I’ve found that, if we have the ability to solve a problem, He usually lets us solve it.  He’s never done a math problem for me.  He’s never knocked 10 minutes off a commute because I was late getting out of the house.  And I don’t expect He’ll ever shut the TV off and do my work for me.  Ever!  TVs have power buttons.  We have clocks.  And I don’t generally have an excuse for letting my blood sugar get too low.  God is able to do anything.  But He expects us to do what we can.  Food may not always be available.  There isn’t always going to be a cure to our ailments.  We’re all gonna lose control of our situations.  And God will be there.  Sometimes to rescue.  Sometimes to simply comfort.  Those are the times when we ask, “WHY?” in big bold letters.  It’s not for us to know why.  Or even how.  But we can still trust.  We didn’t always like our circumstances when we were kids.  Parents didn't always seem to make sense.  And they didn’t always please.  However, for most of us, we could trust them.  And so I say it again.  It’s not for us to always know the “Why?”  It’s for us to simply trust.  Trust the God who made a nation out of a man and woman in their nineties who had not had children yet.  A God who made a ruler out of a slave in Egypt, sold by his brothers into captivity.  A God who brought His people out of slavery into a promised land.  A God who sent His Son to die for us in the cruelest form possible.  That same God still has promises for us.  He’s never failed to keep a promise, and He won’t fail now.  That doesn’t mean all our headaches will go away.  It doesn’t mean our blood sugar will never again fall below where it needs to be.  It doesn’t mean we won’t have a role.  It means His role is bigger than our control.  Do what you know.  Leave the rest up to a trust in God.  And always remember, God gave us the ability to know what we know.

Daily Journaling Questions:
How did I help someone in kindness today?
What did I learn today?
What am I thankful for?
Who did I love today?
What am I dreaming of?
What about today do I want to remember forever?
What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,

Jake

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