Saturday, June 29, 2013

Glorious Days like today

Well, yesterday (June 28th) was my very own eighteenth birthday. It seems a little unreal but mostly I've just been waiting for this day my entire life. I saw the glory of God all around me throughout the entire day. I had a cousin born in the wee hours of the morning, I went with my summer camp to the movie "Monsters University" and was surrounded there by people that love me and people that I absolutely love. I work with children ages 7-21 that have special needs and disabilities. It's a beautiful job that has taught me so much about who I am as a person and taught me true love and the charity that the Savior has for all His brothers and sisters and all our "special needs".
I love the Lord and know He loves me. And if you're reading this, He loves you too! I promise.
I'm so grateful for good friends that make my birthday and for the best family. EVER. Thank you guys!!!!
I'm so grateful for a loving God who takes care of me, for a brother serving a mission for our church in Italy, and days like yester/today when I communicate with the people that I absolutely love in every single way! (technology, person, prayer) Show the world YOUR light today. What sets you apart?
Thanks be to God for these glorious days.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

For God So Loved the World

One of my all time favorite scriptures can be found in Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

I am nothing special.
The one thing that sets me apart is that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm a Mormon. But even then I'm not that different because I don't do miraculous things, have a lot of money, or save the world. But through the Lord's help, I can change the world.
I have faith that if I let my "light shine" then Christ, my Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost will do the rest. I'll give all I have to share the word, obey what they say, and do God's will. I try and continue to share my light with all God's children, every human being through service and smiles.

A great verse says:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16; KJV) (capitalization mine)
And through my life I try to reply,
"Lord I believe; help thou mine unbelief." (Mark 9:24 KJV)