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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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Adventure Is Waiting

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” - Helen Keller 

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. - Genesis 12:1-4

Adventure: “daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm” - New Oxford American Dictionary

There’s nothing much like an adventure. The wind in your hair, the sand between your toes, the water splashing your face. If you’re into that kind of stuff anyway. There are all kinds of adventures. Some require dirt, some don’t. But there’s nothing like an adventure to bring appreciation of our world to our lives. There’s nothing like an adventure to make us feel a little more alive. But what are they for? Are we running away from something on our adventures? Are we trying to hide? Are we looking for a life lost somewhere between the cushions of the couch? Life isn’t that far away. Life is right where you’re at. It’s waiting to be lived. It may just need a new perspective. Your life is an adventure right now. The romance of a skiff putting into the sunrise from some southern French bay is alluring. But maybe that French fisherman would give all his baguettes and sardines for a taste of what you have. The attraction of designing the next style from a loft in Manhattan may cause your spirit to imbibe joy itself. However, maybe there’s an artist up there who’d give all their fashion for a little of your style. Perspective: it has the power to change, it has the power to define. What’s your perspective? I bet you live somewhere beautiful. But maybe you haven’t looked around much lately. I bet you know some really interesting people. But maybe you haven’t been a friend in a while. I bet you know something about life no one else does. But maybe you haven’t been sharing. Want to know how to love what’s around you? Gain an awe at what the Creator has given. Look in wonder at what He’s put on this earth. Maybe you’re right. Maybe you don’t belong exactly where you are. Still, start with Him. He want’s life to be an adventure for you. He has a surprise waiting around every corner. Don’t go wondering by yourself. Wonderers have a tendency to get lost. Rather, choose to follow the greatest adventure guide that’s ever been. Follow Jesus. His adventure for you may be right where your at, but with a whole new perspective. Maybe His adventure includes trips around the globe. Whatever it is, His adventure is sure to include the delicacies of a life well lived. Get out there. Ask God what’s up. Let Him change your perspective. Start an adventure now.

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,


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