Belief in God is so much more than believing that someone is “in charge” or having someone tell you what to do. It means having a connection with your oh so loving Heavenly Father. It means gaining a relationship with Him and knowing Him. It means having someone to turn to when you need someone the most and knowing that He will always be there no matter what. It means knowing that your future is in his hands, and trusting that He will great things with it.
It means understanding that you are a child of the one and only King. You are a princess or prince. You matter. Belief in God means that you believe that you matter and that you can become something great. It means that you are literally a Child of God! It means that because you are a Child of God He expects the best out of you. He expects that you keep His commandments and do so with the best of your ability.
Belief in God is so important and can bless your lives in so many great ways. Develop a relationship with Him, keep His commandments, and watch your life change.
Therefore, let your hearts be comforted; for all things shall work together for
good to them that walk uprightly.
If you are doing your part and keeping the commandments then you don’t need to worry! God’s got your life in His hands and it will all work out! Sometimes we can’t see the whole picture and we don’t understand why God would do something or make us go through something but as hard as it may seem “all things shall work together for GOOD.” Trust in Him. Because when you live a life for Him, your life will turn out way better than if you would have ever thought. Maybe it doesn’t seem so great right now, and you are wondering how in the world it will ever turn out good, but “let your hearts be comforted; for ALL things shall work together for GOOD to them that walk uprightly.”
Keep the commandments. Do the chalkboard answers. (Read your scriptures, say your prayers, go to church, etc.) A n d i t w i l l b e o k a y.
love you guys.
i think that it is safe to say that we live in a pretty frightful world. it can be scary sometimes which makes it really easy to be fearful. but we have NO reason to fear.
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. d&c 6:36
Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. -Thomas S. Monson
we can’t let fear paralyze us. we can’t let fear decide. fear is not of God. one of my favorite scriptures is found in 2 timothy chapter 1 verse 7 that explains this well.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power , and of love , and of a sound mind.
don’t be afraid! if you are living worthy of the Holy Ghost then you have NO reason to fear. trust in the Lord. give Him your fear and be fearless. (i am not referring to jumping off things or doing something stupid) what i am trying to say is that you don’t need to not do something because of fear. because of a tiny worry in your heart that something might go wrong. trust. believe. live worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost and you need not fear.
that scripture in 2 timothy really helped me understand that when i am fearful it’s not coming from God, but from the adversary. as long as you are keeping the commandments and are listening to the Holy Ghost you will be okay. become fearless by giving your fear to God. don’t miss out on so much during your life because of fear. don’t worry about if something “might” happen because chances are it won’t happen.
i honestly don’t remember putting “lifting others” as one of my choices for this weeks blog post and so i didn’t think about it much when normally i always have the pep talk ready in my head. so i decided to go to the great lds.org and there was a message by President Uchtdorf ( read here ) with this great quote.
If we truly love our fellowmen, we extend ourselves to help ‘the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted.’ For they who do these selfless acts of compassion and service, the same are disciples of Jesus Christ.
so here are some ways that we can lift others around us:
1// smile. just smile. and truly mean your smile.
2// be understanding not judgmental. don’t judge. don’t judge. don’t judge. only love.
3//pray for opportunities. you might think that you don’t need to pray for opportunities because they are all around you but when you pray he will lead you to the person YOU need to serve and lift.
4// be the person that lifts everyone up. be kind to everyone!
5//mail someone a letter or send them and encouraging text. those make the worst days into great days. so just take a few minutes and tell someone how much you love the.
6// give sincre compliments. i always feel better about myself when i give out compliments. my goal this month is to give 3 a day. make it your goal too.
have a great week!
what a great month its been! i’m sorry i’ve been slacking on my post writing but i’ve been trying to get in the routine of school and such. i’ll do better this month though! also i just realized that i didn’t take hardly ANY photos at all so here’s another picture of hawaii.
F A V O R I T E S
+ shine text messages. every morning you get a inspiring text message and its great! you can sign up at shinetext.com
+ light pink. lately this has been my go to color.
+ this new era article by elder holland. its called the quest for happiness and its basically the recipe to happiness.
+ the sadie app. its sadie robertson’s app and its great. (if you want to read a post i wrote about sadie click here ) i’m loving her live videos and i really loved a devo she did. defiantly check it out!
+ berry kix cereal. SO good. + they are super healthy and no artificial crap!
H I G H L I G H T S
+ school started! its my last year and i am defiantly ready for the next chapter of my life!
+ seminary started! yay! i really do enjoy seminary and i have an excellent teacher!
+ my cousin is auditioning to sing the national anthem at the NFR so please go vote for her here (Sage Albrecht) it would mean a lot to us as this has been her dream for years! and if you know me you know that i am all about pursuing dreams!
+ went on a kayak trip with the yw and ym and it was so fun! and the pizza after was fabulous! 😉
+ learned about ryan andrew stream and his incredible story and wow! what an amazing person and story. defiantly go check his instagram out — @ryanandrewstream
+ earthquake. (as if you haven’t heard about it everywhere) i hate earthquakes and this was defiantly the biggest and longest earthquake i’ve ever felt. it woke me up. ekkk
see ya next post
How I keep myself from judging others:
(of course I am not perfect and make mistake but these tips have helped me incredibly!)
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
-We are told that when we are judging others we are setting the bar for how we will be judged. Sort of makes you rethink all those judgmental thoughts you had right?
-When I catch myself being judgmental I always repeat this phrase to myself, “don’t judge what you don’t FULLY understand.” (which by the way you will never fully understand what that person is going through, only Christ so leave the judgement to Him)
-Remember that we all have situations that we go “I hope they aren’t judging me because they don’t know the full story.”
-Every time you find yourself judging someone replace the thought with 3 positive things about that person and pretty soon you’ll find that you aren’t so judgmental.
happy labor day!