The Will of God

My cousin, who is on a mission, shared this Mormon message video with me. It has such a great message that we all need to remember. God is our master and he cuts us down sometimes so that we grow into something better. I have seen this in my own life many times. The trials I have gone through have torn me down, but God has helped to build me back up. I have become stronger, both physically and spiritually. I have really come to know my Heavenly Father better. I have also been strengthened in knowing that I am a beautiful daughter of God. I feel so blessed to know who I am and to be able to see my potential in life. I know that God has a plan for me and it is a perfect plan. He has a plan for all of us. We just need to have faith that everything will work out. I have also come to know that God’s timing is perfect. He won’t lead us astray, ever. He loves each one of us and always has our best interests in mind. I pray that each one of you will come to realize and know this for yourselves.

Here is the link for the Mormon message.

Supported in Trial and Affliction

I have had a rough couple of weeks being back at school. There is a lot that has happened that has made me doubt myself. I was mad at myself for certain things, I was doubting some of my choices, and I was even angry at God. I am fortunate enough to have great family and friends by my side through it all, but I am even more fortunate to have a loving Heavenly Father. Even though I was angry at God, He still helped me through my trial. I realized that it is okay to be angry at times, we just can’t let that anger stay there for long. I spend a lot of time on my knees and I was able to work things out with my Heavenly Father. I know that He is always by my side and that He puts me through these trials to make me stronger. Heavenly Father always has our best interests in mind, we just need to have faith in Him. I had an experience last night that was such a blessing, even though it was such a little thing. It is something that I want to share with you all in hopes that it might help you a little in your trials. I was reading my scriptures and I did the whole thing where you just flip open your scriptures to a random page. Usually I don’t find anything, but this time was different. I turned open to Alma 36:3 which says “whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.” This little verse of scripture gave me so much comfort and really assured me that God is there and He is listening. I can’t help but feel so grateful for having the gospel in my life. It is truly such a blessing to me. I know this might sound weird, but I am thankful for the trials in my life. My faith and testimony has grown so much because of them. I have grown a lot personally because of the trials in my life. I know that the things I have learned through my trials will help me with other things in my life. I just hope that if any of you are going through a trial in your life, no matter how big or small, that you will have faith to carry on. Heavenly Father loves each and every one of you, please don’t forget that. Prayer is a powerful thing. I encourage each of you to continue to pray and you will be blessed.

I Should Be Engaged.

I really like this. It has some great perspective. I also want to strive to be engaged this year.

Corinne Steele

I want to be engaged this year. As of yesterday I’ve been on this earth for more than twenty-three years, and I think it’s about time for me to be engaged.

I’ve been asking people on my Home Team what one word they want to hold true for 2016, and when the question was finally reciprocated by my friend Sanford, I couldn’t come up with anything. I hadn’t found one that quite fit just yet.

I would  say seemingly meaningful words aloud to see if their meanings would hold any significance for what I want this next year to be.

I rustled up words like depth or rest or value and announced them to myself in the car or in the shower or on my walk to work. Nothing was clicking.

Until I drove to Joshua Tree yesterday morning, and that’s when a word so unexpected was whispered into the silence…

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