Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies...

I've come to the point in what i knew would be a spiritual journey this summer where i'm faced with my first "growing pain". I prayed before I left that he would wreck me and break me down to become what he wanted. I know, I know... that's a dangerous prayer to pray but I know his plans are much more spectacular than anything I could dream up. Oddly enough, I already knew what needed to be worked on. Funny how that happens sometimes. But as I said in my last post, this summer is going to be full of releasing things to the Lord. I suppose everyone has their achilles heel but only our God has the power to deliver us from the tempter. So i'm faced with the choice that every Christian faces when faced with adversity. Let your foes destroy you, or put on the Armor of God and fight! Personally, I don't much like the idea of being destroyed. So in the realization that spiritual warfare is very much a reality, I must drive my sword into the ground and claim the territory that is God's! It's not always rainbows and butterflies but what's waiting on the other side will be well worth it!

On a lighter note I've been kept busy around the house this week. We've put in four new window panes, tore out a shower door and re-caulked it, cleaned up an incredibly sized trash pile (still a work in progress), tore down all the lights in the little church and cut in new ones, texturized the ceiling, painted the ceiling (3 times!), and cleaned up the church for the dedication service this Sunday. And for what it's worth, the yard work is intensified by the possibility of running into a brown recluse spider or a cotton mouth snake! yikes! but no worries Mom it's only 30 minutes to the closest hospital...

After all of the work was done around the house (for now anyway) Chad and Dave took me golfing today :) I don't even care that i'm a terrible golfer. It's just great to be out there playing in general. Not to mention with guys who are men of Christ and make him a regular topic of conversation. I have been very enlightened in what it looks like to truly be who God has made you to be and be comfortable in that.

Tomorrow we wake up at 5:30 to go to the church for 'Free Coffee Friday'. The pastor of the church roasts his own coffee beans and they are going to use this opportunity to reach out to the community and hopefully expand the kingdom. I actually went through a roasting lesson and roasted my own batch of coffee beans. It was such a cool experience! There is such an art to roasting coffee beans. And seeing as how I'm up this late, I will be partaking in the artwork ;)


1 comment:

  1. jord! I really appreciate what you wrote, thanks for that. Also you can roast coffee beans now!! my life's complete! I can't wait to room with you again next year!

    p.s. I have cut my coffee intake to no more than 2 cups a day now :)