The power of the atonement, though I cannot explain it, works miracles and mighty changes in people. It fills you with joy. Never take that precious gift for granted. I invite and challenge you all this week to reflect on the atonement of Christ and how is has truly made you who you are, or how you would like you use to to become something more.
Ask, pray, and act in faith.
"Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence. Let meprovide an illustration of what I mean and extend to you an invitation.
We properly pray for the safety and success of the full-time missionariesthroughout the world. And a common element in many of our prayers is arequest that the missionaries will be led to individuals and families who areprepared to receive the message of the Restoration. But ultimately it is myresponsibility and your responsibility to find people for the missionaries to teach.
Missionaries are full-time teachers; you and I are full-time finders. Andyou and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-timemissionaries to do our work!
If you and I would truly pray and ask in faith, as did Joseph Smith—if we wouldpray with the expectation to act and not just to express—then the work ofproclaiming the gospel would move forward in a remarkable way. Such aprayer of faith might include some of the following elements:
Try out Companion Inventory!
~~talk about how you are working together as a companionship, talk about strengths and weaknesses, bring up anything that is bothering someone, etc.
Join me in this challenge this week!
Be more grateful. Tell Heavenly Father in your prayers ALWAYS!:)
I know I am always so much happier and have so much more strength when I show Heavenly Father that I am grateful for all the things he gives me. And I know it will be the same for you all!!