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 7, 2014

Praising Thought

“Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
   Praise Him in His mighty heavens!
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
   Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!

Praise Him with trumpet sound;
   praise Him with lute and harp!
Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
   praise Him with strings and pipe!
Praise Him with sounding cymbals;
   praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD!”

- Psalm 150

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of PRAISE, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8

Praise: “the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship:” - New Oxford American Dictionary

Praising God can change everything about a day. I can turn a dark day into a light one. It can change a our thoughts from happy sometimes to sad even. Because Praising God takes us to a different reality in ways. A reality where this world’s event matter less and sometimes more. Because when we praise Him we realize there is a greater reality waiting. Sometimes it’s hard to translate that into a concrete thought in pros. So I thought I would write a poem about what it’s like to try to live a life a praise.

Because He Is Love

Some days I don’t wake with a praise
Some days I don’t want to think of Him
Some days come and I just know He’s here
Some days

Some days I wake alive in song
Some days are filled with thought of God
Some days take faith not to fear
Some days

But not matter how I feel
I know one thing will never change
I know God will be the same
That He’s the same

I know, no matter how I feel
He is close, no matter how I feel
He is love

So every day I will praise the best I can
So every day I will see Him closer still
So every day will be more beautiful
So every day

So every day please God be near
So every day I can feel more like praise
So every day can be more beautiful
So every day

But no matter how I feel
I know one thing will never change
I know God will be the same
That He’s the same

So I will praise and love Him
I will praise Him
Because He is love

- by Jacob Summers

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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