Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alone for A Season

Alone for a season

 Hi everyone,

 I pray you are all having a wonderful year so far and staying on track with your New Year's
resolutions.  I want to share something with you all and I hope it blesses you.  I am choosing not to
have a Valentine this year.  If one chooses me, that may be ok.  However, I have decided to take some time to do a little self-examining.  It's nothing too major.  My heart needs a little repairing, is all.  I won't go too deep into it...yet.  Nonetheless, what I wanted to share with you is something I have learned over the years.  What I learned from being the child of divorced parents and experiencing bad break-ups is how and when to be alone.  One of the toughest obstacles people face is being alone.  Statistics say the highest number of suicides occur between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  I believe it’s because this is the time to be with the ones you love.  Those people are lonely and simply, cant. cope.  I can tell you first hand there’s nothing worse than seeing happy couples on Valentine’s Day when you’re lonely.  You see, man’s greatest desire is to be loved and our greatest fear is the exact opposite...being alone.  Single people, you ought to hold out for the right one and allow yourself time to heal in between relationships.  Bishop T.D. Jakes said it best in his sermon “Living through Dying Places.” He said, “There is a difference between being buried and being planted.  When you’re buried, you are dead, but when you’re planted you are placed underground only to sprout above the surface.  The sad part is you can’t listen to your peers because to the naked eye being buried and being planted look exactly the same!” What do you do when you are emotionally planted?  Read, pick up a hobby, learn to love yourself.  Learn from the mistakes that you have made so you do not repeat them.  The Bible says to treat people the way you want to be treated and let me tell you, you can’t love someone else if you don’t love yourself.  My advice be joyful in you loneliness.  Think.  No one is attracted to a depressed looking person bitter to the world.  Utilize your time alone.  Work on yourself.  Love yourself.  The key to a successful relationship is what happens before you get into one.  The first step in being alone is to ask God to make you whole (to be healed mentally, physically, spiritually, financially and emotionally).  Ask him, “God show me, me. Lord, heal old wounds, bring me closer to you and make me new in Jesus” name, amen.”  To all the lovers out there, enjoy this wonderful day.  For those of you who do not have a Valentine and have been alone for the holidays, put on a big ole smile, and be joyful in your loneliness.  It's only for a season.  You are just underground waiting to grow.  In the meanwhile, don't forget to water and nourish yourself with the Word of God.  Know what to look for in your next mate.  Don't rush it.  I'll leave you with this: 1Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   8Love never fails.

Happy Valentine's Day,

 Cornelious Jordan

Sunday, April 5, 2015

How Can God and Jesus be the Same?

Because of my upbringing as a Southern Baptist, I struggled with this truth.  This revelation is one of the few that help solidify my belief.  #happyEaster #ResurrectionSunday


Cornelious Jordan

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christians Being Targeted in Pakistan

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Are You Brave Enough To Fall In Love?

"It takes a brave person to fall in love." A revelation I received this week while having a conversation with God. When you look at a lot of "playas" and "playettes" and people who sleep around or not wanting to settle down, most of the time it's because of fear. I know a lot of guys who sleep around and when I ask them have they ever been in love before majority of them have and were scarred from it. So I ask you... Are you brave enough to fall in love?


Monday, January 5, 2015

The Big Bang Theory/ Darwinism versus Christianity part 2

The Big Bang theory is like a broken plate.  How so? Take a listen

What's your belief?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Darwinism versus Christianity pt. 1

Creation versus evolution.  One belief says you're a mistake, a coincidence, or luck.  Once belief says you have a purpose.  What do you believe? Random thoughts on a topic I will be diving deeper into.

with love,

Cornelious Jordan

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

My first concert- P.O.D. "Payable on Death"

 Happy Sunday y'all!

pod at the merrow sandiego
To support this band go to www.payableondeath.com

This passed Tuesday, November 18, 2014, I went to see P.O.D. which stands for Payable On Death. If you don't know who they are, you may be familiar with such songs as: Boom, Alive, Youth of a Nation, and Goodbye for Now.  It's crazy because the song "Goodbye for now" was released in 2006. There's a girl who sings at the end, and I mean she blows it away!  It was and still is my favorite part of that song.  Unfortunately, her name wasn't featured in the title of that song.  Haha, oh my surprise when I watched that video years later to find the young lady singing my favorite part was Katy Perry.  God is Good. :-)

For those who don't know my love of this band's music, this group has been the soundtrack to my life.  I began listening to P.O.D. when they released the album Fundamental Elements of Southtown, in 1999.  I hadn't confessed my love for Christ then, but I loved their music.  It was positive, Christian, but not corny, and it jammed hard!  The album had a song called "Outcast".  The lyrics went, "I'm an outcast, but don't count me out."  That's a message the youth needs to hear, even today!  Many years later, I am a Christ follower and when I listen to their music, from then and now, I relate to it even more.

Concert Rookie
This may sound crazy to some, but I have never been to a concert before, not technically.  I have seen a few shows in my day, but I only saw them because I so happened to be at the venue and caught a performance.  Even then, that only happened twice. Nonetheless, I've never had the excitement of buying a ticket and going to see a show.  One day I was on Instagram and Sonny Sandoval posts the band will be playing at a venue called The Merrow in their hometown of San Diego, CA.  The tickets were only five bucks!!!!! For those who don't know, many artists have secret shows for only a few dollars, you just have to know where to look.  Anyway, I live in Los Angeles and San Diego is only two hours from here!  I bought my tickets and when the day came, I rented a 2014 black Mustang.  It was a special occasion :-)

The Show
I got to the concert a bit early.  The Merrow was a decent size, somewhat intimate.  I was approximately three rows back in the audience.  As P.O.D. took the stage they announced they were releasing their first acoustic album entitled "Socal Sessions" and they would be playing the entire album for that show. Of course I bought "Socal Sessions" before the show started, as the merchandise guy was setting up his booth!  Some of the songs were new to me and the others I knew like the back of my hand.  The show was awesome!  I sang in the crowd like I had been singing in my car for years. This time, P.O.D. was actually right in front of me.  The concert ended with the song "Zion", which was on Fundamental Elements of Southtown.  After their last song Sonny, the lead singer, told everyone if they would like to stick around the band will be hanging in the crowd for a bit.  What!!?  Yess!!! wait.  No!!! my phone was on 14% I had been recording and taking photos during the show!  A friend of mine once told me to set my phone to airplane mode and it would save the battery.  I did as such.  I got to take meet all the members of the band except the drummer, Wuv.  My phone, though flash-less made it through two photos.  I got the chance to tell the guys their impact on my life and how their music has followed me through the years.  It was fantastic!  The cool thing was, as I spoke with each member, I never felt rushed.  There were hundreds of people around, wanting to take pictures, wanting to get autographs and these guys, international-triple platinum selling artists, just hung out in the crowd like they were hanging with family.  As I spoke with each member, we talked until the conversation was finished and when it was, they conversed with the next person.  I have no idea how long they stayed after the show talking to people.  Heck, I left before THEY did.

I will never forget that day.  This ladies and gentlemen, my was my first concert and let me tell ya P.O.D. set the bar pretty high!

***One thing I failed to mention:  P.O.D. is one of the few artists where I will see their album in the store and purchase it without hearing a single song.  I have not been disappointed yet. After this experience, I will support them like never before.  You know how everyone has that one album that they listen to and remembers exactly where they were when they first heard it.  "Socal Sessions" has one heck of a story behind it.  Thanks guys.

I speak blessings and increase, in Jesus' name.. amen.

Cornelious Jordan

Cornelious Jordan and Sonny Sandoval
Sonny Sandoval- lead singer P.O.D.

Cornelious Jordan and Traa Daniels
Traa Daniels- Bass Player P.O.D.

my first concert voice your belief
"Youth of a Nation"

Marco Muriel pod voice your belief
Marco-Lead Guitar P.O.D.
the merrow sandiego ca