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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Friday, April 18, 2014

Take A Break

“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” - Mother Teresa

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. - Genesis 2:1-2

Break: “an opportunity or chance, esp. one leading to professional success” - New Oxford American Dictionary

We need breaks in our lives and in our work. God made us with a built in stop function. We call it sleep. Even during creation God set for us an example of how to work. He created and then He rested. And so should we. When we do nothing but work, we leave little time for family, friends, and maybe even God Himself. When we do nothing but work, we may gain the ability to buy, but we lose the ability to enjoy. Life is pointless if it’s all about work. Don’t misunderstand, work is a requirement. We have to work. But we have to balance it as well. When we don’t, work can turn from a blessing to a curse, from a source to a suck on our lives. So take a break. Sleep at night. Be with those you love. Make time specifically for a relationship with the Lord. It will make a difference. Let’s let God give us perspective on work. What it’s for. What it does and cannot do. Let’s work for Him no matter our job or position. Because when we work for Him truly, we truly work for love. And when we work for love our work will become more powerful than we could ever empower it ourselves. But we are made to get tired. We have to stop at some point. Make that point appropriate. Go home. Enjoy what you’ve earned. Be happy with what God’s blessed you with. If for nothing else, stop and love someone. Maybe even love yourself a little. Take a break.

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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