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, June 18, 2014

Unrecognized Protection

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” - Sigmund Freud

He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. - Psalm 121:3

Safety: “the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury: - New Oxford American Dictionary

My five month old little girl doesn’t realize the work it takes to take care of her. I doubt she even cares. She knows she wants food and toys and well… something else. Isn’t that how it is with all babies? It’s impossible to keep the happy and content forever. But isn’t that how it is with us as well. Do we realize what our lives take? Do we even care? Everyday we take for granted the essentials of life. It takes months for a baby to learn that going over the edge of a drop will result in a fall and an injury. How long does it take us to realize the things that can hurt us? I’m not sure we’ll ever know in this lifetime. But that doesn’t stop us from judging the drug user. It doesn’t hinder us from pointing out the faults of our neighbors. It doesn’t keep us from seeing all the pitfalls in the lives of those around us. All the while we are encountering and being saved from dangers ourselves. Do we appreciate it? I doubt it. What would happen if we stopped being saved? How long would we last? I’m not sure, but my guess is, not long at all. Today let’s live with an appreciation for the many times we have a will be saved. Most of all, let’s appreciate the saving grace of Christ. He paid the ultimate price so that we could live without fear.

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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