Grateful for the Goodness of God

White dove in full flight by Dorian Stretton.

Difficulty is a great opportunity for growth. As for me, due to the quarantine, my music performances and math tutoring sessions can be quite creative at this time. I am grateful that President Donald Trump signed the Cares Act stimulus bill. I worry not and I am not alarmed as I trust in the Lord that He provides. 

I am endeavoring to move out of my current environment. A great opportunity. 

The other day, I thought about the Cantonese, my first language, spoken to me, and I translated to English, my second language. The English equivalents the Holy Spirit helped me to discern are more than enough to be the deal breaker. Though English is my second language, it is also my dominant language to discover the Cantonese, my first language, spoken to me are destructive, ill-willed, hurtful, and derogatory. I am grateful for the goodness of God!


It’s unfortunate when we’re exasperated by someone we live with. It’s either destructive words, slander, false accusations, or complete silent treatment on a daily. Yet, it’s in my second language that it is revealed to me, that’s it, that’s more than the deal breaker. I’ve done my part to mend the relationship, but it’s time to move forward where God wants me to go, and not remain. I won’t cease from praying.

It makes perfect sense how I’ve endured.

 

I know that if it were not for the Holy Spirit and His church, the body of Christ, helping me through this, that I would not be alive today.

I am fortunate that the Holy Spirit continues to form, shape, and mold my character in Him, that I’ve not snapped into the violent monster that I am grateful to GOD the Father that His son Jesus has delivered me of.


That destruction that was sown unto me that I once was, I am no more. The old me is dead. I am a new man, a new creation in Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of me. I live today with the fruit of the spirit that is love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, patience, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.

15 comments

  • Hio Pelesasa
    Hio Pelesasa Honolulu
    Powerful brother! Proud of the man of God that you are. Keep it up!

    Powerful brother! Proud of the man of God that you are. Keep it up!

  • Gale
    Gale Oahu
    You’ve been on a tough journey and now it’s time to share your story. God has given you this platform to reach millions of people. By being open, transparent and surrendering all to Jesus, will you receive complete healing and restoration. So proud of you for doing this. ❤️

    You’ve been on a tough journey and now it’s time to share your story. God has given you this platform to reach millions of people. By being open, transparent and surrendering all to Jesus, will you receive complete healing and restoration. So proud of you for doing this. ❤️

  • Nate
    Nate Oahu
    Thanks Jason for sharing your story. God is always with you and your story isn't finished yet. He will truly continue blessing you, His servant of the Most High. As the word says in Philippians 4:19, And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    Thanks Jason for sharing your story. God is always with you and your story isn't finished yet. He will truly continue blessing you, His servant of the Most High. As the word says in Philippians 4:19, And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

  • Paula ( Sistako )
    Paula ( Sistako ) NJ
    Awesomely powerful sir

    Awesomely powerful sir

  • John
    John Oahu
    God bless you Jason. You are living out the victory that Jesus paid for and you are a testimony to His grace and power.

    God bless you Jason. You are living out the victory that Jesus paid for and you are a testimony to His grace and power.

  • Channy
    Channy Mililani, HI
    Wow Jason, so great! The Holy Spirit is definitely our translator for God’s perfect will for our lives! Love the blog—keep it up! 💪🏼

    Wow Jason, so great! The Holy Spirit is definitely our translator for God’s perfect will for our lives! Love the blog—keep it up! 💪🏼

  • Marilena
    Marilena România
    I always love to read your blog. It makes me have a full image about yourself. Jason, you are amazing, kind, spiritual, smart and talented.

    I always love to read your blog. It makes me have a full image about yourself. Jason, you are amazing, kind, spiritual, smart and talented.

  • Tee
    Tee Momwee
    Be safe stay home if you are sick stay 6 feet away

    Be safe stay home if you are sick stay 6 feet away

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie Washington
    I enjoyed this blog. It made me feel the Holy Spirit tell me what you wrote as real. I believe in that truth how He moves in me and wants to help. Thank you. It was encouraging. I praise the Lord for your devotion.

    I enjoyed this blog. It made me feel the Holy Spirit tell me what you wrote as real. I believe in that truth how He moves in me and wants to help. Thank you. It was encouraging. I praise the Lord for your devotion.

  • Tim
    Tim Mililani
    Praise Jesus. The Holy Spirit transforms us to have the attributes of Jesus. He is doing a good work in you Jason. To God be all the glory.

    Praise Jesus. The Holy Spirit transforms us to have the attributes of Jesus. He is doing a good work in you Jason. To God be all the glory.

  • Norma combs
    Norma combs Wahiawa, Hawaii
    You are blessed and driven. You should write a book of your life this far, I'd buy it. Peace in your life dear one.

    You are blessed and driven. You should write a book of your life this far, I'd buy it. Peace in your life dear one.

  • Cherry-Anne
    Cherry-Anne Los Angeles.
    I found that and my mixed culture my son being half Korean I experienced that God's love has no color language our boundaries I thank God that God has reveal that to you the body of Christ has but one and we need each member I can't say that I was taught alter because when I was little girl Mexican long told me that love God comes like the rainbow but I realized later on in life that not everybody was typed that wish discourage me for a little while but it's a blessing tell me that I never gave up hope in the fact that when we going to go to heaven there will be no walls separating languages culture we're going to be one body of Christ I speak the language of God and I'm glad that was your experience and I'm experiencing and learning different and new ways to live my life and learning that people are people in town the same as a African American I experienced the same thing but but I chose to not like most African-Americans to leave my oppressive way of thinking and adopt God's culture I think that's a blessing when it's very interesting that you went through that and as God reveals more to you I'm sure you're in agreement with him God bless you Jason Tom

    I found that and my mixed culture my son being half Korean I experienced that God's love has no color language our boundaries I thank God that God has reveal that to you the body of Christ has but one and we need each member I can't say that I was taught alter because when I was little girl Mexican long told me that love God comes like the rainbow but I realized later on in life that not everybody was typed that wish discourage me for a little while but it's a blessing tell me that I never gave up hope in the fact that when we going to go to heaven there will be no walls separating languages culture we're going to be one body of Christ I speak the language of God and I'm glad that was your experience and I'm experiencing and learning different and new ways to live my life and learning that people are people in town the same as a African American I experienced the same thing but but I chose to not like most African-Americans to leave my oppressive way of thinking and adopt God's culture I think that's a blessing when it's very interesting that you went through that and as God reveals more to you I'm sure you're in agreement with him God bless you Jason Tom

  • maka
    maka Japan
    Mahalo for sharing awesome stories of yours Jason:-)!!!

    Mahalo for sharing awesome stories of yours Jason:-)!!!

  • Kelly
    Kelly Ventura County, CA
    Jason, this is so raw, an honest testimony straight from your heart. I pray many are blessed by this illustration of what the Holy Spirit does in our lives. Today, I sure was. You are God’s beloved son, and He wants nothing more than for you to be dwelling in the fruit His Spirit produces.

    Jason, this is so raw, an honest testimony straight from your heart. I pray many are blessed by this illustration of what the Holy Spirit does in our lives. Today, I sure was. You are God’s beloved son, and He wants nothing more than for you to be dwelling in the fruit His Spirit produces.

  • LAUREN OSUMI
    LAUREN OSUMI
    All I'm gonna say to that is whoa, that was a powerful read... 😊

    All I'm gonna say to that is whoa, that was a powerful read... 😊

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