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, December 11, 2013

The Fixer

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” - Ronald Reagan

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9

Nefarious: “(typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal” - New Oxford American Dictionary

Most of you I’m sure know what a “fixer” is.  But if you’ve never heard of one, a fixer is a person who fixes problems, usually of the nefarious kind, for notorious kind of people.  A debt owed, an overdose, legal troubles.  It’s their job to fix those types of problems.  What about our problems?  Everyday we face problems.  That’s why we go to work, go to the grocery store, or the pharmacy.  Problems are always arising and are continuous.  And they need to be fixed.  But what about the problems we can’t fix?  Life for example.  It ends and we can’t fix that.  Doctors and scientists have sought to solve the problem of life and health since their professions came into existence.  They’ve helped solve the problems of some disease.  But people still die.  And what if we solved the problem of death.  We’d be left with the problem of life.  We’d have to stop reproduction.  Or find new places to live.  We have problems we can’t solve.  But there’s Jesus.  He fixed every problem on the Cross.  Sin and sorrow, death and life.  They’re solved on the Cross.  We still suffer.  We still can’t understand.  But there’s the promise of more.  A new life with God in Heaven.  It’s that new life that ushers in new life here for us.  Babies born with a hope and a future.  Love extended to new people.  Love received from new life.  All provided by the new life with our Heavenly Father through Jesus’ sacrifice for us.  So while we mourn our problems.  We too can rejoice in their solution.  The solution that’s already been bought and paid for.  The solution that is ultimate and forever.  The solution that is found in naming Christ our Savior and Lord.  Join me in accepting that solution for our lives.  It is life changing and problem solving.  Thank God for His Fixer, His Son, our Savior.

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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