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, August 14, 2014

Follow The Light

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” - Jesus Christ (John 8:12b)

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening that there was morning, the first day. - Genesis 1:3-5

Light: “the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible” - New Oxford American Dictionary

No one in this world has ever spoken like Jesus. Sure, there have been people who’ve used similar words, but none with the words and the actions to back them up. And there’s a simple reason. No one in this world, besides Christ, has ever been God. No one else could ever claim to be the light of the world and be the light of life. No one else could ever create the day. No one could guarantee that following them would bring the light of life. Only Jesus could say those things, because only God could do those things, and He was God. Almost every time I look at the news I see darkness. People dying, killing each other, and suffering. Innocent children paying the price for evil. It’s darkness. It’s sad. However, it’s not the end. It doesn’t have to define us and our lives. With Christ it can be a period lived through instead of a moment of death. With Him there can be joy in the midst of suffering and life in the midst of death; light in the midst of darkness. Don’t ask me how, just follow Him. It’s not for me or you to know the intricacies of life and its events. It’s for us to follow the Guide. Because we’re lost without Him. Without Him, millions of dollars can come with great depression. With Him, the greatest suffering can be met with, of all things, peace! Here’s what the Bible suggests. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:4-7 Want peace? Follow the Light.

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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