"I believe in Jesus Christ like the rising sun, not because I can see it, but because of it I can see everything else. -C.S. Lewis
Monday, February 17, 2014
It was a crazy week this week! Tuesday
we had Zone conference. Which I always love. We really focuses on
asking inspired questions when we teach and dealing with stress. Because
there are a lot of sisters and elders that are just having so much
stress and their dealing with depression. So that is part of my job as
an STL I help depressed sisters get excited about the work. And
reminding them why they are out here. Then I had a great exchange with
some sisters! THEY are so awesome! And they are so on fire! I learn way
more from these Sisters than they could ever learn from me! Then on Friday
there was valentines day and a member brought us chocolate covered
strawberries and flowers and apple cider. It was so cute. And a member
had a cake for my birthday. Then on Saturday
was my birthday and I woke up to giant paper cupcakes on my house and
in my yard. A young woman wrote on our car the lyrics to the Taylor
Swift song 22. Then at night we went to a members home who strongly
believes that she is Polynesian and I taught them how to make chili
pepper chicken. Then we went to another home and this member made a cake
with the Hawaiian islands on it and the next day was her sons birthday
so he helped me blow out the candles. Then we went to another members
home and they made a red velvet cake. so good! So I had a good birthday!
I missed home though, but I felt a lot of love here.
Still no new investigators... but something is going to happen
and I know that the Lord is preparing us for something really good. We
just need to practice long suffering and patience and continued
obedience. Sometimes when things aren't happening we think oh well and
we just do what we want and we're not being exactly obedient.
Here are some fun things I learned this week...
~Spirit of the Law vs. Letter of the Law
Law of Moses is the Letter of the Law Christ made the law perfect and
added to the letter of the law. In Alma 50:19-22 if we obey we prosper,
if we don't obey we can't still prosper but we will be cut off from the
presence of the Lord.
Selective obedience=grey areas. Grey areas is where
the adversary is. If we are really living the spirit of the law there is
no reason to break the letter of the law.
Next thing. Doctrine
and Covenants 88. Is some of the most beautiful scripture in the
doctrine and covenants. Especially verses 47-64. Heavenly Father knows
us and as we keep His commandments and try our hardest to do His will we
will recognize that we know Him too.