The Pursuit

August 25, 2010

It has been a very Long time

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 1:29 pm

So I notice in my toolbar or menu bar or whatever bar is at the top of the internet thing, a tab that said wordpress. It has been quite a long time since I’ve even looked at wordpress, much less posted something. So I figured, what they hey, I might as well put something new up here. Not like anyone reads it anyway. I think I’ll keep posting without advertising and see if anything actually happens…Anyway…

The past year or so has been some kind of ride.  There have been lots of ups and downs. And God has been faithful through them all. And yet, while I knew that He was there, there were only a few times when I really sought after Him and avoided looking to other things. In turn, that has caused me to grow distant from Him. If I were honest, I would say that I have felt distant from Him for quite a while. Over the past year or so I have allowed the Work of the Church be my guide. I have allowed relationships and people to be my God. Why would I be suprised when I didn’t feel the One True God when I have set up many other gods.

But God is so good. He has allowed the distance between us to drag on. At first I didn’t even notice it. I was so consumed with my personal pursuits.  But over time, I have become increasingly aware.  I don’t like it. I feel like he has used my circumstances to not only make me aware, but cause me to dream again…to seek again.

The last month has kind of been that pursuit. I have grown dissatisfied with my present condition. Where is the passion? Where’s the fire? Where’s the sense of purpose? This has got to change. And you see, I’ve realized that none of these questions can be fixed by me simply striving to fix them. I’m learning that I have to allow Christ to be my entire source. He is my source. He is my fire, He is my passion, He is my purpose. If I try to create my own fire, purpose, or passion, I will yet again find myself frustrated and empty. I will not settle for this. I want God. I want Jesus. I want to be in love with my Saviour!

June 11, 2009

Follow Me on Twitter

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 7:33 pm

Hey you faithful few followers.

If you want to know what’s going on in ChiTown you need to follow me on Twitter at @jordangautreau. I’m twitting regularly.

May 26, 2009

Paradise in Honduras

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 9:27 pm

An amazing day of blessings for the kingdom in a small village that translates to “Paradise” in English.  We drove to a drop point by the river where we needed to hike 45 minutes over rivers and through the jungle.  Our destination was a small school house in the mountains that did not have any electricity.  The medical, dental and HPC school of Ministry interns each had a task to share the love of Christ.

The medical team saw 96 patients.  The dental team pulled 48 teeth on 25 patients.  The HPC interns put on a play that acted out the love of Christ to 80 school children.  Even with language differences the children still understood the drama and many were impacted with the hope of Christ.

The team ended the day swimming in the river to cool off and we are looking forward to a 4×4 driving tomorrow to reach people in even more remote areas.

April 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 5:29 pm

So,God showed Himself to be faithful again!  After much stress and attempted trust in God, He provided an allout miracle.  Even though the police report said I was at fault, the insurance found him 100 % at fault.  My car was totaled, so  they are giving me the full blue book value of the car.

So instead of having to buy a cheap car to keep my insurance down, I can now afford not only to buy my dad’s 2007 Nissan Versa, but pay the insurance on it!  Praise God.

Nissan Versa

March 24, 2009

Insurance and Car

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 12:15 pm

So I just found out that I’m not getting any money back from my insurance, so I’m on my own.  The guy working my claim said that I only get money if there’s a third party claim.  I’m not too sure what that means, except the no money part.  So as of now I am borrowing a very nice little pink Sonoma from my step-dad’s dad.

Pink Truck

Pink Truck

So I am now currently in the car shopping market.  I don’t know what my insurance is going to do, but I’d imagine it’s going to go up.  So much that I won’t be able to afford the insurance on a nicer car.  So if you know anyone who is selling a decent to nice car about 5-9 years old for cheap, let me know.  Thanks a bunch guys.  Or if you feel led to pray for me, pray that someone just wants to bless me with one.  🙂  I receive it!

March 17, 2009

Good Bye Car

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 10:32 am

So I got in a wreck this past Friday. I was going down Highland Road, got in the turn lane, and  a guy pulled out in front of me. I hit the breaks and then hit him.  Cop found me at fault, even though it is clearly obvious it isn’t.  So be praying, I’m talking to my insurance today. My uncle, who is also in insurance said they should go after the other guy, so be praying.  Here are some pics.

Notice he's in my lane. I hit him at 35 mpg.

My car is all busted up.

My car is all busted up.

Kinda messed his up too.

Notice where my skid marks start.

Notice where my skid marks start.


Goodbye Car

Goodbye Car

January 17, 2009

Church and Tattoos

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 2:45 pm
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Hey Guys, I’m doing a research paper on “Is it ok for a christian minister to get a tattoo”  I need your help.  Please fill out the poll below and get others to as well. Thanks.

October 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 12:50 am

So I was sitting in Starbucks today reading my Bible when this guy walked in and asked if I was reading the Koran.  Funny Funny, for those of you who don’t really know what I look like right now, here’s a pic so you can laugh with me

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September 27, 2008

Why So Serious

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 7:32 pm

Ok so I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and whether or not to post it, but I decided why not.  So I’ve come to the realization that I take life too seriously.  I analize everything, and have found it hard to sleep if there is some percieved big decision or something big happens throughout the course of the day.  Before I thought it was just the way I am, and too an extent that is true, but I don’t really like it.

The other day me and mom were talking about something and she told me, “You only see black and white, most stuff happens in the grey.” So i’ve taken this thought on, “life is lived in the grey”.  God is teaching me how to enjoy life for what it is.  How to enjoy people for who they are, and not be so dang serious.  In everything.  Life is way too short. Not only that, I think it bothers other people, it bothers me.

I think i’m just rambling now, but the jist of it is this: I have made the decision that I am not going to be so serious. I’ve made the decision that I’m going to enjoy the little things in life. I’ve made the decision to try not to be so analytical.

Through this process, I’ve seen that some of my thoughts on some issues were way to strict, way to harsh. so yeah, I guess some of those will have to change too.

Today is a new day! Be joyful always!

peace

jordan

September 26, 2008

Hanging with my mom

Filed under: Uncategorized — jordan gautreau @ 8:17 pm

So having a great time at the house just hanging with my mom.  Just listening to some music, talking about life, sharing scripture and really just enjoying each other’s company. You know I don’t think I’d have been doing this three months ago on a friday night.  I guess you just realize what’s important.  I am extremley blessed to have an incredibly awesome family.  To have four parents that love me and want the best for me.  that are willing to listen to me, put up with me, and love me.  To think that I took them for granted for so long. wow! So yeah, God is good!

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