I hope everyone had the best Christmas's of their entire life, and that everyone was able to feel the real spirit of Christ and that ya'll do everything you can to keep that spirit with you.(:
This week I have been thinking a lot about trials and what they really are and why we have them. It came to me that another word for trial really is blessing. Every time we have a trial in our life we have the amazing opportunity to become someone better from it. It's a time for us to learn who we really are and what we can become. It's a time for us to use the Atonement and really recognize the blessings that come from it. As I have looked back on my life and through my mission the times that I have learned the most, grown the most, and strengthened my testimony the most is always during a trial.
The amazing thing about trials though is that it's up to us if we are going to let them change us. We get the choice to either grown and become from them or to complain and groan. Some times is hard not to do the latter. But it goes back to trusting in the Lord. Trusting that He knows what he's doing and that He will not let us fall. He wants us to become who we are capable of becoming.
President Uchtdorf said it best when he said, "I had to follow the guidance of someone with more accurate information than I had. Someone whom I could not see, but whom I had learned to trust. Someone who could see what I could not." (Fourth Floor Last Door) We have to trust that He sees the whole picture. That the trials we are given are to bless us so that we can come home. The way that we can do that is to know our Father. To spend time with Him as we read the scriptures, pray, go to church, to the temple and everything. The way that we can know is by doing the little things.
If you see yourself seeing the trial instead of the blessing see what you can do to learn to trust your Heavenly Father more.
Love ya'll and hope you have the very best new years!! Heres to 2017!
1. Some times Chinese fire drills happen when we are on our way home from lessons
2. Soooooo, Sister King may or may not have sprayed pepper spray at the wall and then 30 seconds later we realized it was a horrible idea. haha won't do that again.
3. Every single one of you should listen to the CD "The Work" by The Nashville Tribute Band it may or may not be my favorite thing in the entire world. Oh yeah and our music rule changed 8 (ish) ago so bonus cause now we get to listen to them. I promise I'm not breaking rules.
I came home for the night and look who had been at my door! Natalie and Matt and the cute fam! They are moving to TX and had a layover in ABQ. This seriously made my entire week!!
|DANNY AND MONICA GOT BAPTIZED ON CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!! It was the best Christmas Present anyone could ask for.|
|Christmas Eve with the Bezilla family!(: They are the best. And they even bought us Christmas Pajamas! They said you can't have Christmas without pajamas.|
We also got other matching Christmas Pajamas
from the Ritchie family.
Oh and ps P-day will be Tuesday next week too!