Hey and welcome to My2911 blog! I’m Jordan! I’m so excited to start writing in this space and share my life and experiences that God has so graciously allowed me to live. I want to use this place to glorify him.
I’m sure many of you would like to know who this person is behind My2911. The best way for you get to know me, is for me to share my testimony of what God has done in my life so far…
Yes, I’m a preacher’s daughter but I wasn’t always. Yes, I’m a Christian but I wasn’t always. Yes, I go to church every week but none of these things mean I never do wrong. You see, I grew up in a home where we have always gone to church. The only way we could get out of going, was if we were sick. (And you had better been so sick that you couldn’t get out of bed or hold food down for my parents to allow you to miss it!) Growing up, I knew who Christ was, all of the Bible stories you learn at church, prayed before every meal and before bed. But that doesn’t make m a Christian. Being a Christian means you truly seek out what his will is for you. You give your entire life to be held in his hands and to guide you through each day. You want to follow everything he tells you and share about the joy he has given you to everyone you meet. You make Christ the Lord of your life and put him before anything or anyone else.
I told you that I go to church every week. Every time the doors are open, my family is there. When I was probably around 6 years old, my dad and I went to the revival/movie/ bible study night at our church. At the end of the video there was a man, on the film, telling how easy it is to be saved and have Christ in your heart. He said if we wanted to make that decision then all we had to do was pray and repeat after him. He led the sinner’s prayer and guess what. I prayed that prayer. But it’s not that easy.
You can’t just pray to ask him into your heart and all of a sudden be a changed person. A few years went by and I thought the entire time that was saved and a Christian. But one night, while at my grandmother’s house, in a room all alone, I realized I wasn’t. I had church music playing in the background, reading a bible that I found at her house, and heard God tell me something. He was telling me that I was living a different life than I believed. I started crying and praying on my knees and that night I prayed and asked God to forgive all the sins I’ve ever done, to come into my heart and life, and to make me a changed person. I was 11 years old. When I got home, I went straight to my parents and told them what happened. I knew that the prayer that I prayed, when I was 6, meant nothing because I didn’t really mean what I was saying. I had just repeated words that somebody else told me to say and had no meaning behind them.
I can truly say, that to this day, I meant every word that I prayed to God that night. I’m so thankful for all of the hard and happy times that I’ve experienced because you know why? God has been there with me in every single one of those moments. And I’m so thankful he has because they have been the most precious moments of my life and I couldn’t think of anybody else that I’d rather guide me through and rejoice over them with!
I’m so happy to have this space to come to and share moments, like these, that have shaped me into who I am today. I pray that if you don’t know who Christ is and how to ask him into your life and to change it for the better, that you talk to your pastor, or a friend, or mentor, or even me, and make that decision today. It will be the most important decision you ever make.
Friend, I love you so much that I want you to experience the joy and peace that all of Christ followers have. That doesn’t mean you will always have happy times, because you will definitely have hard times, as well. But it will be so much easier to get through those times because God will always be there to walk you through each season of life. And, oh my goodness, it is the best feeling and relationship you will ever have!
I’m playing around with different layouts, so I’m sorry if you get tired of constant changes for the first few blogs. I am trying to settle on one ASAP!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, to give you future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11