Monday, November 17, 2008
There are times in my life where God is needed the most. I just need to keep reminding myself that I have the awesome heavenly father who sees me when I am suffering and I am in pain, and I have my dry times in my faith, because I need his help on a 24/7/365 Basis. I need God to take breaths, I need God to walk, I need God to sing, I need God to laugh, I need God to love me! "Yesterday was a day that I was alone, now I'm in the Prescence of Almighty God! Yes our God, he is a Consuming Fire and his flames, burn down deep in my soul." I need that Fire in my life constantly, I need to be reminded of the fact that I am set apart, and God has saved me. He loved me when I was unlovable, and carried me out of the darkness. The Greatest Thing that there could ever be is that Jesus loves me! Japan is almost 7 months away, and I pray that God will shape me into a better man for his service when the time comes, I really could use his guidance on this journey. I have been to Japan once, but now it just seems like a memory in my mind that I'm slowly loosing, but I will be gaining it all back. 3 months in Tokyo, can you really believe that when you hear me say it? It's almost like it isn't real, but it is! It's more of a "surreal" moment for me. Anyway, I am not joking here, when I say that I got no sleep tonight. It is now 6:37 am, and I didn't go to sleep, I have been up studying for a final I have today, and that's at 2:30pm!!!!!!!1 :( I can't even go to sleep until after it's over with. But I'll be waiting to jump into bed once I'm done with the test. I may not even get up until the next morning after that. Until then, PEACE!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It has really come down to this last defining moment. God's hand is moving in my life and there is no turning back now. The IMB has passed their judgment and I am going to Tokyo, ladies and gentlemen. The missionary came to the conclusion that I was exactly what God wanted in Japan this summer, and I am very happy to say that I can really be in Japan for the summer of 2009. I was so reluctant at first that God was going to do something amazing in my life, but the reality of the matter is that I don't have any excuse not to trust God. I am praying that God will prove himself Jehovah Jireh and provide above and beyond what I need to be able to go on this trip to JAPAN this summer. Holy Crap. I'm really going to Japan.