Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Countdown has begun...and other thoughts...

So...does anyone notice a new box on my profile? I have a countdown going now 'til my enlistment is up. This was inspired by my Division Officer asking me the other day how many days I had 'til I was done in the Navy. I told him I hadn't started one yet...so he told me I should...because I guess he started his around day 1000 or something. Anyways...so that's how many days I have left! I'll probably be coming home sooner than that though, because I should be able to get some terminal leave...I might be home between 30 and 60 days prior to that. But we'll see how that goes.

Another update...I still haven't heard back from Northland about my application. Every time I receive an email from them, it's just telling me that the application is "in review." They also said I should know within the next couple of weeks if I got accepted or not. Literally, the second I wake up in the morning I check my email to see if I have an email from Northland, and also again when I come home during lunch. So...if you think of me, please pray that the Lord gives me patience!

Also, God has impressed on my heart some things lately that I feel I need to share. I have talked about this before, but I just wanted to bring up some more examples to support it. The topic is keeping Jesus Christ as the foundation upon which we base our faith.

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 3:11

I see it so often in the Navy. Someone will have their faith based on their feelings, or on others...but those foundations do not last. People who depend on their feelings, or their family and friends...they will fall. I remember before I joined the Navy, I was telling people that I believed the Navy would either make me, or break me. I think now, reflecting on the past three years...it kind of did both. It broke me down, so that I could be rebuilt. Well, I guess that Navy can't take credit for that change...that was all God. The Lord has taught me how to let Him be my foundation for my faith...because if I hadn't, I never would have made it this far, still trying my best to live for Christ. It was an often painful ride, and it surely isn't over...I still have a lot more to learn!

Christ is the only lasting foundation...He will never let us down, He will never fail us.

Alright...well that's all for now. I hope, and pray that what God has taught me, might be a blessing to you!

5 comments:

Hannah Elisabeth said...

I'm sooo happy for you!! :) Hopefully you'll hear from Northland soon!
Thanks for those thoughts...I needed them today

Caleb said...

I will definitely be praying for you Bro. I am going to be applying for a college in about three months. It is so hard to stay patient and let God be in control of your life. Your thoughts on true faith is really an encouragement to me as well. Thanks!

Ana said...

Thanks for the up-date. :) I will be praying for you. And also, as you know, God's way is best, whether yes or no from Northland.

Adam said...

I'll be praying.

I have a new blog Its called Knights of the Redeemer, take a look tell me what you think. :)
Signed a Brother in the Lord
Adam knightsofthekingofkings.blogspot.com/

ღღHaNnAhღღ said...

yaaay!! 266 days!!! :) i will totally be praying that northland comes to their senses and accepts you RIGHT NOW!! lol, they will eventually though! dont worry man, God has it all in his hands. love you jay!!!