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, November 21, 2014

Love What You Do


“We all need a job, but if we love what we do, we’ll do a better job.” - Jack Georges (Owner of Jack Georges Inc.)

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. - Philippians 2:13

Dictation: “the action of giving orders authoritatively or categorically.” - New Oxford American Dictionary

What can we say about a God that’s in control? 1 John 5:4-5 says, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” What kind of way is that to talk? That as Christians we overcome the world! But it’s not for us to be rulers of the world, rather, over-comers. It’s easy to fall into the temptation of control. There are more Christians on this planet than any other group. Does that mean we get to control everyone? That we get to dictate Christianity? Not at all, rather, as Christians, it gives us the opportunity to serve the entire world. In a conversation Jesus had with His disciples about authority He said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” - Matthew 20:25b-28 Our victory is not for ourselves in a way that makes us victorious. It’s a victory of Jesus’ that gives us salvation. It’s a victory of faith because of what Jesus did for us. As Christians we are to be like Christ in that we are to follow His example of servanthood. Our positions of control and power are to be used as positions of service, not dictation. We were given the greatest service ever known by Christ when He lived and died and rose again so that we can have a hope and a future. Can we continue that service? I hope so, because it is our job as Christians. It’s our job as Christians to love. And when we take that seriously, how could we not love our role as Christians. To love… It’s at the heart of Christianity, because it is the heart of Christ.

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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