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, July 11, 2014

Where Were You

“I do the cutting, God does the healing.” - Unknown surgeon

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” - God - Job 38:4-7

Knowledge: “awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation” - New Oxford American Dictionary

Have you ever noticed the greenery of the trees? How the sky is blue in their background? How the stones are hard and blood is red? Probably you have. “So what’s the big deal?” You might be asking. The big deal is that we don’t know why. Sure we know what makes a leaf appear green, the sky blue, blood red, and a stone hard. But why? No one knows. They could have just as easily been pink, turquoise, and hot pink. And maybe it doesn’t make any difference. If everything were different we could still be asking the same question; “why?” We live in a world made by God. He chose the look of the leaves. He meant to make the stones hard. And he was purposeful that blood be red. I don’t know why, no one does. But in His creation we see a beauty we can’t begin to recreate. All our paints and dyes are merely mimics; made from things He made as well. We can understand the nature of many things, we might even be able to manipulate, but we cannot make. And that gives us a small feeling of helplessness if we’re honest. Knowing we cannot make a tree, a single blade of grass, or a baby. We can do what it takes to arrange the molecules, but we’re just playing with blocks, and we certainly cannot breath life. It’s not time to panic. It’s time to be at peace. It’s been the same since all was new. Creation has a reason and we’re in it. Who knows how this will all turn out? Only God. However, we can know a little. We can know that this world isn’t perfect like it once was. That sin gave us gruesome events alongside beautiful landscapes. That sin will one day be obliterated through the red blood of Christ; shed on the brown wood of a dead tree, shaped into a cross. One day all will be as it was, as it is supposed to be. The gold will be pure. The green greater. The blue more radiant than any of our known hues. And life, life will be everlasting. It will truly be life that contains no death in it. For now all that we see is good. But it all contains the pain of death. But then, all will have life glorious. All will be as it should. And that’s something we can never do. Let’s find joy in that.

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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