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).