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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, July 9, 2014

Jesus Wept

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its through and the though has found words.” - Robert Frost

Jesus wept. - John 11:35

Poetry: “something regarded as comparable to poetry in its beauty” - New Oxford American Dictionary

When I see the way my baby sees me
I wonder if it’s how the Father knows 
The look of me

When she cries and wonders why
Instead of giving my milk
I walk by

I wonder if it’s similar
In some funny way
To my tears because He’s away

I wonder if it makes Him sad to know
I haven’t learned to trust Him fully by now

I wonder if He feels a little the way He did at Lazarus’ tomb
That afternoon when
Despite all the power
Jesus wept

When will I finally see
That Jesus said He’ll come back for you…

When will I see fully His amazing grace 
And when will I put my full trust
In all that is good…

I wonder if it’s the same for all
But then I know it is
Creation groans awaiting His call

I often wonder when this will end
Like my baby wonders if I’ll feed her again

So often I wonder if there’s a point to this life
I’m here, says He
And then again I see
Jesus wept

And so I know in my heart
Hoping the truth will reach my mind, not just in part
Christ’s true refrain
I go to prepare a place, and will come again

Isn’t that the tale of faith?
The substance of things hoped for
The evidence of things unseen

Now these three remain
Faith, hope, love
The greatest of which is love

And so we see a picture emerging
A story unwinding
In that moment whence
Jesus wept

For you and for me
Someday I know we’ll see
The purpose was always here
Oh so sadly clouded by fear

Until the day of reckoning
Keep your eyes on His Cross beckoning
Our knowledge of good and evil
Has made the whole world ill
To the point where on Gethsemane’s hill
God felt 
And Jesus wept

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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