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, January 22, 2014

I'm Right Here

When you feel the sunlight
Fade into the cold night
Don’t know where to turn
Don’t know where to turn
And all the dreams you’re dreaming
Seem to lose their meaning
Let me in your world
Baby, let me in your world

All you need is someone you can hold
Don’t be sad, you’re not alone

I will be here for you
Somewhere in the night
Somewhere in the night
I’ll shine a light for you
Somewhere in the night
I’ll be standing by
I will be here for you

From the song I Will Be Here For You by Michael W. Smith

God is our refuge and strength,
  a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
  though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar with foam,
  though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
  the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
  God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
  He utters His voice, the earth melts.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
  the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
  how He has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
  He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
  He burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still and know that I am God.
  I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The LORD of hosts is with us;
  The God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

- Psalm 46

Impotent: “unable to take effective action; helpless or powerless” - New Oxford American Dictionary
                                                                                                           
When I hear my baby cry, something in me automatically says to her, “I’m right here, it’s ok, I’m right here.”  Because I’ve been in her footed jammies.  I’ve felt like her.  I’ve had needs I couldn’t meet.  We’ve all been there.  In fact, whether we admit it or not, we’re all there right now.  It’s called being human.  To be human is to be helpless.  Take away our support and we fall.  Take away our air and we suffocate.  Take the things we need to survive and we’re no more capable than a naked baby in the middle of winter.  It’s good to cry out in need.  It’s good to know we need help.  It’s essential to know where that help comes from.  It’s in a relationship with the Creator that we begin to be able to hear His still small voice in the midst of hardship saying, “I am right here.”  It’s because He is so close that we can have confidence in life.  Not only are we capable of survival with Him.  We can change the world.  He wants to affect the world through us.  So when your confidence is waning.  When the world seems harder than usual.  When we feel helpless.  Remember who’s right here.  “Behold I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.” - Jesus - Revelation 3:20  I’m reminded of the Hymn that goes, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!  What a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer!”

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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