I was able to finish the Book of Mormon this week. I love that book. it's kinda funny how I'm so excited to finish it, just because I know it means I get to start all over again! Whoop! I'm going to try to finish it one more time before I come home. Which should be possible since I still have like, 2 years left. No sweat!:) Seriously though. the last couple of chapters are so dang thought provoking. I don't even know where to begin. I think one of the biggest things I received was the importance of our own effort. Conversion doesn't happen on it's own, at least lasting conversion doesn't. It has to be an intentional thing! Moroni 8:26 talks about how the Holy Ghost bringing the feelings of peace, hope, and of course, Charity (don't even get me started on charity. oh man.)
But the line right after I think is the real key! "Which love endureth by diligence unto prayer." We may be blessed with a precious moment, a fleeting instant where we're able to see someone the way, or at least a fraction of the way, the Savior is able to see someone, but it will only be fleeting unless we work to keep, and remember that!
This principle honestly I've found applies to everything. Moroni 9:6 is one of my new favorite scriptures, as my mission continues, and my time dwindles, but i'm starting to realize how short our time really is. We each have a labor to perform, and now is the stinking time to make it happen. It's interesting how charity (too late. y'all got me started on charity now.) is the pure love Christ. which literally means seeing their full potential, and loving them enough to correct them until they get there! Who the lord loves he chasteneth! Being diligent unto prayer for charity will give us the desire to be diligent in performing all other labors the Lord places on us! flip. I love the Book of Mormon.
|Us with our ward mission leader and Aaron at football! "Mormons play football?"-Aaron|
|One of my favorite missionaries in the whole wide world. Love this Elder.|
Found this stinking sick lake.
|Mmy ability in parking has not improved... parked right on the line, when we get back, this massive truck who looks like he's probably some bounty hunter is parked right next to me. flip.|