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, July 2, 2014

Wait, You're Anointed

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - God - Jeremiah 29:11

David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. - 2 Samuel 5:4

Anointed: “nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position” - New Oxford American Dictionary

“Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward.” - 1 Samuel 16:13a If you don’t already know. Before this event, God told Samuel, His prophet, to anoint a Him a new king over Israel, because the current king, Saul, refused to follow Him. Now you would think that shortly after this something would happen. That maybe Saul would die somehow, or that a band of men would surround and follow David, and the newly anointed king of Israel would take over the kingdom shortly. But that’s not what happened. Instead years went by. After being declared king by God, David worked for Saul, he fought and killed the giant Goliath, he became a powerful leader of men and soldiers, but he did not become king. My question is, what have we been anointed by God to do? What has God said we will be? That’s pretty much impossible for us to know, because we can’t see into the future, but God does have a plan for our lives. David didn’t try to force himself onto the throne as soon as God made him king. Instead he simply followed Him. He went about becoming what God made him to be in a step by step process. He had to learn how to be a king and how to lead people and how to trust God fully before he could fully realize God’s plan for his life. You may be in a fight right now. You may be wondering in the wilderness like David did for so long; chased by kings and soldiers wanting to kill him. Don’t give up. Remember your anointing. God has something for your life greater than what the devil or this world would give you. All throughout his life David honored king Saul. It was with sorrow that he heard the news of Saul and prince Jonathan’s death. He dreaded the very even that would make him king once and for all. “Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, ‘Behold we are your bone and flesh. In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the LORD said to you. ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.’’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and the King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.” - 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Don’t give up on God. What He has for you will be, even if it takes years and a fight from 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,

Jake

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