Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Full of Miracles!

Wow...this last week was so amazing! Full of miracles each day! Some I wish I could share...

One experience was so amazing and opened my eyes to the power of the voice of the spirit! We were at a lesson with a member, teaching his niece. When we got there I felt a strong prompting, "Only use the Book of Mormon." I remember asking Heavenly Father, “what should I do?" and I felt inspired to ask her what she needs. So I asked Karina (our investigator) "what is a question you have for our Heavenly Father that you would like him to answer right now? I promise you that whatever question you ask He will answer through the Book of Mormon." She asked...if this truly is the true church, why do people join and then fall away? Do they not know it is the true church?....So we opened up to Alma 5:14“And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts? read how some people haven’t received that change heart, or they have and they stop doing the little things (Alma 37: 6-7) 6 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.  7 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.  and we explained that it comes down to our own conversion. She was satisfied, but there was more, so I asked her what was another question she had. She began to ask what happens to us after death...Alma 40...why does the catholic church baptize doesn't make sense...Moroni 8...what is the authority to baptize and the mode of it...3 Nephi 11 (when the lord calls Nephi and 12 others) she had question after question and we answered them all with the Book of Mormon. It was so amazing! The Book of Mormon is true. And if there is a question that isn't explained within the text, then do as the introduction says, if the book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet and the church is true. Every question we have in this life comes down to where it is in the Book of Mormon or whether it is true or not. I love that book and sharing my testimony of it. It has changed my mission.

So I have been thinking about how to become a true witness that Jesus is the Christ, and I stopped to think about the miracles. We become special witnesses that He lives, not because we see Him as He is, but because we witness what He has done. Is doing. And we trust in what He will do. That is how we become a witness of Him. That He is the son of God, our Savior and Redeemer. We see the Lord every day through the small miracles right in front of our eyes. We have to decide to look to see Him, that He is performing the miracles...not sure coincidence. I know that He lives because He is in control of my future if I’m willing to let Him guide me.

Conference was so amazing! I loved it! Elder Oaks...WOW! Soo cool! Also the prayer that President Monson gave at the end of his talk was so amazing and powerful. I could feel him as he was literally talking with God. You can tell he has a relationship with our Father!  And Elder Hales, "be careful who you follow." so applicable today...there is black and white. We have to choose! Also Pres Eyring, "if you let Him be the head of your family all will work out." I felt that the message of conference (at least for me) was, we find safety in the Gospel and the Family. Two things that are required for our exaltation. Conference was sweet!

Love you all!

Elder Loveless

 Elder Loveless, Elder Mateus and Jaeslon a member

 Elder Mckay, Elder Lee and Elder Loveless

No comments:

Post a Comment