For a long time I’ve been thinking about this website/blog, deciding what is meant to be created with it. The one thing I feel great about is making it a priority to write something here at least once every day. My life is moving soooo quickly with amazing miracles and experiences happening all the time, that it’s difficult to convey much of that without regular writing.
Why do I want to share this? Honestly, to continually remember and testify of a few things:
In thinking about whatever I could write about here, this list seems to sum everything up. Each of these points I have come to know deeply. They are no longer things I just believe or have faith in – they are real to me.
Yesterday in Church I was so inspired by the woman who was teaching one of the lessons. She was an 80+ year old lady who is deaf, runs marathons and is about to serve her 6th senior couple mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this time in South Africa. Her enthusiasm for the Gospel and for serving the Lord was absolutely contagious. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the testimony she bore of how greatly we can bless the Lord’s people by serving wherever the Lord calls us to go.
This is one of my greatest desires right now: to go where the Lord wants me to go, to be who He wants me to be, to say what He wants me to say, and to do what He wants me to do. As she was bearing her testimony and sharing some of the beautiful experiences she and her husband have had from serving the Lord in this way, I thought about how easy it is to put a box around doing “the Lord’s will.” For example, we tell the Lord that we want to serve in His Church, but limit it by saying that we’re only open to serving in an area that is right by our extended family, or that is a place where we are familiar. Is this really fair to God? Is it really a “thy will be done” approach? I don’t think so. However, I know that God is merciful and that our desires are sacred to Him. The trick is to continually seek for our desires to line up with His. That’s where the miracles occur and where life gets truly exciting and wonderful!!