Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Who-hoo

Thanks to some thoughts by my Uncle Kay, he helped me deal with my difficult reader today. He said this "God`s goal is not make sure you are happy all the time. No matter how hard it is for you to believe this, it is time we should all do so. life is not about us being comfortable and happy and successful and pain free. It is about becoming the man or woman God has called us to be. Life is not about each of us, it is about God. Romans 6:6 says our old was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin."
I loved his thoughts on this subject. It really got me thinking, I really do think to much, and I just added onto Kay`s thoughts. Bad things are temporary. They will soon pass. Such as a rainstorm. It will pass on and after the storm comes a beautiful rainbow. God will shelter us during these bad times so that when we emerge, we will become changed and beautiful. God lets us experience these evil things because he loves us and wants to give his protection. He knows, and I know, that evil things are meant to happen, but are only temporary. They will soon pass, and because we experienced this pain and suffering, this grief and evil, we have become stronger and wiser in accepting the word of God. By living and breathing these experiences we lean more on God because we know that he can protect us. A diamond is not first a diamond. It is first an ugly, black piece of coal. Only by a lot of heat, and also a long, hard, drawn-out process will it finally emerge a beautiful, unique diamond. We,as God`s children are the same way. We are an ugly, worthless piece of nothing before we know him, but after he molds us, shapes us, and creates us in his image, only then will we emerge a beautiful, unique human being, totally devoted to Christ. It is through him, and only him, that we can achieve this unique transformation. God created us so that we can experience pain. If we can get through the bad, to get to the good, then we can emerge victorious and live to tell about it.
Whew, I`m exhausted. Those are just some thought from Jordan. Nothing really exciting happened with my readers today, but I did have two reschedule, so my day was not as busy as I thought. I did go for an hour long bike ride today in Taga. It was a lovely day, but it was so hot!! I was very exhausted when I got back. I only have one reader tomorrow, and I am also cooking lunch for everybody tomorrow (there is just the 4 of us). I`m cooking chicken teriyaki. Yum!! I miss a big ol` steak!! There is no beef here, it is very expensive. Anyways, our Hawaiian party is tomorrow, so expect lots of pics and a huge story about it. I`m gonna go crash and listen to my wonderful American music, that I actually understand, and call it a night. Yall have already strated your morning, so I hope all id well. Take care America!!!!!! Love you all (yes, even the strangers who wander onto the blog).

12 comments:

2 Texas Paw Paw said...

Glad I could be of help. Here is a tidbit of news I'll bet you didn't know. Many, many years ago, long before your time, in a town called Jacksonville, Texas, your Grandfather Troy taught me some things about the Bible and how to find things fast when needed. He also introduced me to the wonderful books of a writer named Herchel Ford and those books, through the years, have really helped and inspired me. If you ever get into a tight spot concerning the Bible, He, your Grandfather, is the person you should call on. And, you probably already know that your Nanna Janice is a very talented scholar when it comes to the Bible. Just thought you might like to hear that. And, remember this; As long as you are completely satisfied with your Life and the way you have lived it, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, the accountability you are prepared to give God on Judgement Day is all that matters. It tells us this in Romans, Chapter 14, verses 11 & 12. Keep up the Good Work and keep posting-----Uncle Kay

Anonymous said...

Hey Ladybug!!! You are such an awsome writer! It's like I'm sitting right be side you and you are telling me this. The only thing I ask is that you don't find a young man to fall for. (Just kidding). 6 weeks will pass so fast, injoy all that you can. Sometimes I trully can't believe you are mine. God is so good. Words will never say how i feel and love you. I' so proud of you. Hannah is spending the night, so you know this will be a looong night. I LOVE YOU, mom

mom said...

Remember, speak from your heart, God will alway's give you the answer, just listen.
Love you, Mom

Pappaw said...

Hey Squirrel!

Sounds like my little girl is growing up big time. You are an inspiration and a real gift of the Lord. As you know wisdom comes from two sources: the Word of God and life's experiences. One without the other leaves an unjust balance within our lives. You are certainly a balanced young woman.

Keep on lifting Him up and He will draw those precious people unto Himself.

I love you - Pappaw

NANNA said...

HEY SWEETIE, ISN'T GOD GOOD! HE ALWAYS GIVES US JUST WHAT WE HAVE NEED OF.
I WAS THINKING TODAY THAT I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS READING YOUR BLOG AFTER YOU COME HOME. IT WAS THE SAME WHEN HEATH AND JULIE CAME FROM RUSSIA; WE ALL WENT THROUGH WITHDRAWAL.
WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A VERY FRUITFUL TIME IN JAPAN AND A VERY SAFE ONE AS WELL.
I LOVE YOU, NANNA

mawmaw said...

Hey Jordan,
Your writing is awesome, straight from the heart of God. I can't believe you are soooo wise for your 20 young years - it HAS to be from God. Keep planting and God will give the harvest!!
Love You,
MawMaw

Libby said...

Jordan, I'm am awed by your writings. You make everything so interesting. I want you to know you are not only being a witness to your readers that you help every day , but also to your aunt in Texas. It is wonderful to see God working in your life. We are all enjoying your experience. I wish you many blessings while you are there. I love you, Libby

Libby said...

Jordan, I'm am awed by your writings. You make everything so interesting. I want you to know you are not only being a witness to your readers that you help every day , but also to your aunt in Texas. It is wonderful to see God working in your life. We are all enjoying your experience. I wish you many blessings while you are there. I love you, Libby

2 Texas Paw Paw said...

This is the Blog Patrol. It's been over 24 hours since you posted. Update please, or we will have to come and get you!

nanna said...

hey jordy, i second what 2 texas paw paw said.
i love you,
nanna

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your heart and thoughts. You are so right in what you have said. Lots of wisdom for a young lady. As I have said before, God has big things in store for you. I know this trip is a big part of it. Keep focused on God and He will continue to direct yor paths. He has given you a real talent with your writing. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love you so much!
Aunt Dee Dee

Aunt DeeDee said...

Jordan, thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. You show so much maturity for your age. Life experiences will do that for you. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how your days are going and how we can pray for you. You are a treasure!
Love Ya,
Aunt DeeDee