Thursday, February 28, 2008

choosing the best part

on sunday i was really inspired by this talk by Elder Oaks which our relief society lesson was formed around. My favorite quote from the talk: "We have to forgo some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families."
this is exactly what i was needing to hear. i recently got out of a relationship and it was really hard for me because i was really compatible with this young man. out of all the people i have dated i have never felt so relaxed and so much myself around someone. i was devastated when we broke up because i truly couldn't imagine ever being so compatible with another person. after a while i realized that although i was very compatible with this person we were not on the same level spiritually, which is so important. on sunday this talk really hit home because although things were good, they weren't the best they could be. i had been praying for heavenly father to help me get over this break up, and on sunday it was as though this lesson was meant just for me. another tender mercy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

my life is a gift

i am getting ready to go here (it will be my first time going to the new rexburg temple)
for some guidance and inspiration. i have really been wanting to go, but it is only open for baptisms (without a group reservation) from 11-4 each week day and i get off work at 4. i was considering using vacation time so i could get off work to go. well, today it was very slow at work and they were asking for volunteers to go home. i was able to get off, so now i have a chance to go!!! so i went home and got my things together and when i got in the car i heard a beautiful instrumental arrangement of this primary song, and even though primary was a long time ago the words came right to my mind--they were exactly what i needed to hear:
lMy life is a gift; my life has a plan.
My life has a purpose; in heav’n it began.
My choice was to come to this lovely home on earth
And seek for God’s light to direct me from birth.
I will follow God’s plan for me,
Holding fast to his word and his love.
I will work, and I will pray;
I will always walk in his way.
Then I will be happy on earth
And in my home above.
(I will follow God's Plan, pg. 164-65)
i love the tender mercies of the lord.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

this is my little testimony for the world to see

it seems like lately i haven't been a very happy person, and i think it is because i have been focusing on my trials and not my blessings. i know that the lord loves me and blesses me in many ways. i know that the key to true happiness is through faith in the lord, and that through him all things are possible.
so here it is, my blog dedicated to all things spiritual. a place for me to come and reflect and to name my blessings one by one.
feeling inspired by: sarah, mary, and the gospel of jesus christ.