Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Letting Go and Finding Closure



The road to closure and moving on in my life has not been an easy one. Sometimes I have felt like all I've had to show for my journey is painful blisters on my feet, my heart, and my spirit that never seem to heal - not because they can't, but because they haven't been allowed to. Sometimes I have felt like my life is an act in the Ringling Brother's Circus and I have constantly jumped through hoops trying to perform, willing to do whatever it takes to find my place in the lives of those I care about, forever feeling like I don't measure up, like if I had just done a little more, maybe those whom I have loved would love me.

But no more.

I realize now that I have been looking for validation in all the wrong places. I have been looking to receive love from people who possess hearts of stone, people ruled by Satan instead of God, people so ugly on the inside, there is no room for God. And if there is no room for God in their hearts, then why am I looking for a place there?
So, I have decided to stop looking because the search has been without fruit. The real fruit of love is in God, in Jesus Christ, and in those who truly reflect Christ in their own hearts, by their words and example.

One person in particular told me he wanted nothing else to do with me and neither does his wife, and that I just needed to let it go. His words hurt like hell and just about broke me. But then it finally occurred to me, he was right. I did need to let it go. I needed to let my search for the love taken from a lost son go and focus on the Father that truly loves me - the Father who will never let me down, and that father is my Father in Heaven.
He knows my heart. He knows when others are trying to shatter it - and me - and He picks up the broken pieces and puts them back together. As long as my Heavenly Father and my Savior are with me, it doesn't matter who is against me. The evil ones in this world will one day receive their just reward just as the Lord will have His vengeance.

This is a new day, and as I have said before, a heart may be broken, but it beats just the same, and mine will beat until my work on this earth is done. I can only imagine that sweet day.
My heart is filled with love for all people, even the ones who don't want that love. It is a mended heart that sits inside me, a man who has been redeemed.
My heart is God's. It belongs to Him, and no one will ever take it away.
To all of you who have tried to do just that, well, guess what? You may be recruited in Satan's army, but you will never win. The battle has already been won, and not by you.
If you want to move to the Savior's side, there is still time. I will continue to pray for you, but I will no longer engage in a fruitless battle. I will just continue to pray and let Christ fight the battle for me.






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Tuesday, March 27, 2018




I’M RENEWED BY THE LIGHT OF NORTH STAR’S COMMITMENT OF SETTING THE CAPTIVES FEE.  GOD BLESS YOU DURING GENERAL CONFERENCE AND THIS YEAR’S EASTER CELEBRATION. 
ALL TO JESUS, I SURRENDER ALL, BECAUSE I AM GIVING IT ALL UP FOR YOUR LOVE!

"Happy Easter to all my loved ones at North Star and Voices of Hope, friends and Church family."

Returning home from my amazing experience at the Mt. Timpanogos temple, I felt my eyes were opened in a way I had never experienced in the temple.  More people than not were getting alarmed, working together, just being together out and about, walking side by side if not hand in hand, with malice toward none.  I believe in staying focused on the overwhelmingly positive good that reveals itself in my daily encounters.  What Jesus did in Gethsemane and on the cross gives me the real adventure of my life.  Who will you be?  How will you show up when it matters?  Take pleasure in the natural rhythms of your life in Christ.  I hope to use all opportunities to open my eye and meet each new day with happiness, and I hope this Easter brings happiness as all of you brought happiness into my life over the years.

Don’t let anyone squash your spirit to serve Jesus Christ.  He will never be ashamed of you. He died for you because He loves you.  Who would give up their life so you could have a better one?  I can only imagine.
Happy Easter brothers and sisters!
From your Easter bunny in Portland, Oregon, and Faith, Jordan’s little yorkie.

Jordan Jantz
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Purchase a copy of the new book that I co-wrote with Jewel Adams and you will change the life of a child with gratitude.  You will be blessed by blessing a child on the road home.  Every child needs a little help.  God bless us all!
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Voices of Hope
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

North Star Conference






IN OUR FATHER’S HANDS

2018 NORTH STAR CONFERENCE
“Finding the hope that brings peace at this year’s North Star Conference”
Rather than being down on ourselves and discrediting who we are and focusing on all our flaws, I wonder what would happen all through the day, not in front of other people, but in our own privacy we were to become as bold as David and say to ourselves, “I am amazing.  I am wonderful.  I am valuable.”   When I speak in this manner to myself out loud, amazing things come chasing all of us opening our life with gratitude and kindness from within our hearts. 
Awesome starts heading in our direction and chasing us down.  We won’t have that weak, defeated, “I’m just average mentality”.  You will leave this year’s North Star’s Conference holding yourself as a king and queen and not in pride, not being better than anybody, leaving with confidence and the knowledge you’ve been hand-picked by the Creator of the Universe to be at our North Star Conference.  You can be you in a safe place!!!!!   Jordan Jantz
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To learn more about The Road Home, visit their website.
The Road Home

Order By Invitation by Jewel Adams and Jordan Jantz on Amazon.
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Voices of Hope
Broken wings: http://www.jordanjantzembraced.com/home.html
 JordansCharity4Children@gmail.com
 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Strength in the Lord



I have never been one to make resolutions for the new year. I just simply continue to strive to live better than I did the year before. I strive to grow closer to the Savior than I was before. Gordon B. Hinckley, former president of the LDS church, always said we should all "try a little harder to be a little better." It is all any of us can do, but we must be sincerely trying.

Jordan strives to do this every single day, but so many around him seem to do everything they can to throw stumbling blocks in his way, attempting to throw him off course. I have never seen anyone try as hard as Jordan to live the gospel of Christ - to fight the good fight, and cling to his faith with all his might, mind and strength. Still, it seems that every time he is emotionally knocked down and begins to heal, Satan works through others to knock him off his feet once again, and my heart aches for him every time.
For the most part, Jordan is a lamb constantly being thrown into a den of ravenous wolves - a den the size of Texas! And the wolves grow more cunning, vicious, and heartless by the day. Sadly, many of these "wolves" are people he should be able to trust. Sometimes it is almost more than he can stand, and the stress of it all causes his body to grow weak and his immune system to cave in, in which case he gets violently ill, and for Jordan, this is not a good thing.

Even still, the Lord is with Jordan. Christ lifts him up and pieces him back together through the healing power of the atonement. There is no better healing than that. So, though Satan and his minions rage, and those who allow themselves to be used and influenced by the adversary continue to hurt Jordan in various ways, Jordan's life is still in the Father's hands, and his persecutors are known and numbered, and they will one day be justly dealt with. Whether in this life or the next, it makes no difference. We all make our choices and we all deal with the consequences of our actions.
There is not a better soul walking this earth than Jordan. He gives and gives, he loves everyone, never discriminates, and has the biggest heart I have ever seen. His life over the years has been a complete 360, and God is pleased with his every effort. He stays true to his covenants, strives to be obedient to God's commandments (even though others give him hell for it - why, I don't know) and clings to the Lord.
That is what I call strength.
And I love him for it.


100% of Jordan's portion of the proceeds from By Invitation will be donated to help the homeless.
To learn more about The Road Home, visit their website.
The Road Home

Order By Invitation by Jewel Adams and Jordan Jantz on Amazon.
Kindle: Amazon    Paperback: Amazon

Stop by Jordan's Amazon page to check out his other titles! Amazon
Voices of Hope
Broken wings: http://www.jordanjantzembraced.com/home.html
 JordansCharity4Children@gmail.com