Thursday, August 28, 2008
17 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;
18 And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eeternity are yours.
19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.
So I think I have already blogged about this scripture but it really is my fave and I need it again so here I go:D...
I was reading the Joseph Smith manual today and came accross a chapter about being of good cheer. You all know the story about when Joseph was being held in a log cabin and all the bad guys were saying horrible things and Joseph had to rebuke them and he did so with Authority. Anyways he was in pretty crappy circumstances but in his letter home to Emma he wrote something along the lines of ... we are blessed to be considered worthy enough to be persecuted for the cause of Jesus. WOW!! now that is being of good cheer.
So everyone has trials and tribulations. I am having my own right now and Im really finding comfort in Josephs example. Emmas too ..after I read the manual I read the new Ensign. Holy crap the things those two went through. I feel super ungrateful for even complaining about my comparitively small problems. It just gave me some new perspective. If me and Jake love eachother we can make it through anything. I also realize that Heavenly Father totally has a plan here and I need to show a little faith!!
Yaee Faith ... Yaee Love and Yae trials that teach us more about Faith love and ourselves!!! Yaeee Zion making big messes cuz it makes for cute pics HUH!!
one quote I love from Vickey Pankey!
"Just because everything around you is rotten doesnt mean you have to be rotten"
Sunday, August 17, 2008
K lots of times especially around people I look up to or am just getting to know I get sooooo awkward. Does anyone else do this. I say the weirdest things and cant make myself stop! I feel really stupid later...ummm except when im feeling the love...LOL..and I think people might get to wrong impression of me. Sometimes I wish I could let people see into my head so they know im not really this way its just that my mouth says things before my all wise mind can stop it...
When I just get out of my head and let myself love people instead of worrying about how lame I am...haha...I do so much better and I think they feel a lot better too. I have some super cool people that I really would like to get to know. Anyways so today when I was looking for a scripture to use. I read the Charity envieth not part in this 1Corinthian verse
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
and I wonder if maybe im not a little bit jealous of these people and that is why I have a hard time cuz you cant feel the love when you are J even if you really really respect the people. That sounds silly. Even if its just a tiny tiny bit its still a hinderance to the spirit of love. Its always good to have insight into your own weirdness hahah...
So from now on when I talk to cool people im just gunna try to go outside of myself and feel the love instead of the awkwardness. Love love love... Im not sure if its jelousy but I do know that Charity will fix it:D...I am soooo much more fun when im not worried about myself. Its kinda selfish to be awkward...HAHA. sooo my mission today is to love and to think love before i say anything:D. Yaeee!!
ps a friend of ours took this pic...it totally makes me feel the love and when I talk to people im impressed with im gunna think of the sky:D
Sunday, August 3, 2008
The world thinks that power comes from fear. If people fear the mob or the bully they will give them money and bow to their sick wims. God is not a God of Fear. He is a god of love. In RS today we talked about missionary work and about how we fear sharing the gospel. this scripture came up and I LOVE it!!
2 Tim. 1: 7
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I felt myself be filled by the power all the way down to my finger tips and all the way into my deeptest guts:D. When we love something we are bound to it. We will do anything for it. We will sacrifice and sacrifice willingly and gladly. I am reminded right now of Satins plan. To force us into righteousness. That would have cheated Heavenly Father out of our love. He wants us to Love him and to feel bound to him not by fear or by force (both far inferior) but by love. Love is POWERFUL!! That is why motherhood is so freaking awesome! We love with a love that is so strong so sound that it is a physical compulsion to sacrifice for our children. If Satan can get his hands on mothers then he can get his hands on the most powerful force on earth. We as mothers have to be strong. We have to teach our children to love and to be righteous. The way to do that is by love. Ive seen over and over kids forced into keeping the rules. Just biding their time till they can be free and then making horrible choices then. Man if only they had been given choices earlier to learn how it feels to make mistakes and to feel the joy of repentance or reap the benefits of their early wise choices. Nobody wants to be forced into things. I feel like im rambling now but it really does feel amazing when your kids do what you ask because they love you and not because they fear you. I can feel the power in love and I am claiming it for my kids and for my family and friends. I promise to love as much as I can when ever I can!! I want to glorify God!! what a wise awesome beautiful plan he has for us. I feel like I learned something new about love today. Im really greatful for this blog:D...im learning so much!