Thursday, April 2, 2015

I just remembered a whole blog post by Sister Efnor that I missed because I was out being a cowgirl!! It's like Christmas!

Friday night I had a dream..
My companion and I were at Home Depot, and there was a man there. He had a teaching record in our area book and previous missionaries had said to not go near him because he was a stalker...something like that. Anyways, at some point the guy was trying to rip my name tag off of my shirt. To which my reply was "I may represent Jesus, but that doesn't mean I wont beat the crud out of you!".  The end.  (What, Why?? lol)

The beginning of this week was rough, my companion came down with some icky stomach flu. 
But she recovered by the end so we were able to go get some work done. 
This past Sunday there were two recent converts that were able to bless and pass the sacrament in two different wards.  It was great looking at their wives and kids and seeing their beaming faces as they watched their dad/husband administer to the ward.
It was a great opportunity for me to reflect on the progression that I've seen in my own life these past months I have been serving.  Probably the best kind of growing pains I've ever experienced lol

“Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters;
“And thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God” Mosiah 27:25-26.
Elder Bednar said "..the conversion described in these verses is mighty, not minor—a spiritual rebirth and fundamental change of what we feel and desire, what we think and do, and what we are. Indeed, the essence of the gospel of Jesus Christ entails a fundamental and permanent change in our very nature..
I thinking about how it is so easy to have the schedule I have, and study the way I do, because I only have one purpose right now. I want to start making plans that will help me in continuing on the path I have started on.  Elder Bednar goes on to say "..And after we come out of the waters of baptism, our souls need to be continuously immersed in and saturated with the truth and the light of the Savior’s gospel. Sporadic and shallow dipping in the doctrine of Christ and partial participation in His restored Church cannot produce the spiritual transformation that enables us to walk in a newness of life. Rather, fidelity to covenants, constancy of commitment, and offering our whole soul unto God are required if we are to receive the blessings of eternity."
I just got news that an aunty and uncle of mine are going through the temple for the first time in the coming week.  The gospel changes people!  We stretch, grow, fall, get back up, turn to the Lord always...then all at once we look back to see an old box on a shelf, full of the things that we thought we were.  Now refined, we see who our Heavenly Father always knew we could be.

Love,  Sister Efnor

1 comment:

  1. Love this!!!!! You're the BEST!!!!!
    I Love YOU so much,OMA.