This week I would like to include two pieces written by someone very dear to me. I know that her words can help you change your life and motivate you to be the change in someone elses. I hope you’ll read them carefully and listen to what The Lord would have you do because of them.
“The enemy, Satan, is fighting tirelessly to have us turn from our Heavenly Father, to shut out and turn a deaf ear unto the quiet and comforting whisper of the Holy Ghost, ignore the guidance and commandments found throughout our scriptures not because we are a horrid and undeserving people but because we are just the opposite…We are children of our Heavenly Father, brothers and sisters of Christ. We are loved and sought after more than we could ever comprehend by our Father but He will not force us to obey or choose His way. It is time to stop making tea and biscuits for one who only cares about himself and strive to live in a way that allows the One whose love, blood and promise can heal us. It is time to break the cycle of hurt, pain and hatred whether self imposed or placed upon us by others. The road will not be easy nor will it be without trial but at the end when we are once again face to face with our Heavenly Father, it…this life…these hard choices, will all be worth it.
So, when we are faced with a decision, a choice to continue to limp down the path we have chosen until it consumes us or reach out our hand and accept the hand always outstretched by our Savior we have two choices…continue to choke down the biscuits and sip the bitter tea or reach out and accept what is always there.
The last week I was faced with just that situation. Today, now, although I still have fear and uncertainty about some things and am actually trembling, there is a calm, a resolve, maybe even a quiet strength that I allowed Heavenly Father to help me do something I would’ve rather taken my own life then do.”
So many animals…..I found ANOTHER kitten! Her owner said I could keep her…but missionaries can’t have pets….the struggle was really real. Oh And this is my absolute favorite great Dane, Ava! She’s basically a horse. When you sit on the couch and she comes up to you you’re at eye level. She stretched out really nice so I laid down next to her, then she moved. All I could do was curl into a fetal position to avoid getting trampled.