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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Monday, August 11, 2014

Tasting Miracles

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
     Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
- King David from Psalm 34:8

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” - John 2:6-10

Taste: “the ability to discern what is of good quality or of a high aesthetic standard” - New Oxford American Dictionary

Jesus’ first miracle would have never been experienced without a taste. Without trying it, the master of the feast would have never known the flavor of Jesus’ wine. How many times have we let a miracle pass by without giving it a try? How many times have we missed out on something God made for us because we refused to taste? Whether it be a prayer, a walk in the forest, or the giving of our hearts. Every day comes with an opportunity to taste and see what is good, that the Lord is good! (see Psalm 34:8) Will we say yes to it? to Him? Perhaps we’ve had some good wine in our lives. Perhaps we’re happy with all that’s happened in the past. Don’t let that keep you from what Jesus has for you. When Jesus made that water into wine the bridegroom would have already served the best wine. Jesus could have made mediocre wine and no one would have known the difference. But that’s not how Christ works. His works are better than any of our achievements. His wine is better than any we’ve ever tasted. His miracles, His blessings, are better than what we can provide. No matter where we’re at in life, Jesus is better. No matter what we have, Jesus has something better for us. He wants to share it with us. All we have to do is taste. What’s keeping us?

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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