30 / by Joshua P Jacks

Today I (Josh) turned the big 3-0. 

The following is a quote from Meriwether Lewis. He penned this journal entry on his birthday, in 1805, during the great expedition westward. I feel like this is a great reflection and hope that I too will see more done for the Kingdom in the years to come than my previous years. I owe it to my friends, family, the world, and most importantly to the One that created me. To give up everything and to follow Him is the only way this thing works.

"This day I completed my thirty first year, and conceived that I had in all human probability now existed about half the period which I am to remain in this Sublunary world. I reflected that I had as yet done but little, very little indeed, to further the hapiness of the human race, or to advance the information of the succeeding generation. I viewed with regret the many hours I have spent in indolence, and now soarly feel the want of that information which those hours would have given me had they been judiciously expended. but since they are past and cannot be recalled, I dash from me the gloomy thought and resolved in future, to redouble my exertions and at least indeavour to promote those two primary objects of human existance, by giving them the aid of that portion of talents which nature and fortune have bestoed on me; or in future, to live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself."