Wed - Oct 20, 2010 : 07:35 pm
So much going on.
This is my very first journal entry. And I love this journal website idea! I am really excited about it. Maybe now I will actually write out many of my thoughts and spiritual experiences I have that I tend to never write out.
I am going to just vent, because I need to; but first I will introduce myself.
I am Elizabeth. I am a recent convert, of under a month and am in love with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am trying so hard to do my best and to help others. Life is not easy. I stay positive knowing my Father in Heaven will never give me anything in life that is too great for me to handle or overcome. I stay positive by the knowledge that He loves me and that I have the True Gospel in my life. I am very blessed.
Now: For the temporal matters:::::
There is SO much going on right now and all in all, I am positive. Though I am tired and hurting all the same.
I just got a blessing from the Bishop and another Brother. I've been stressed and sick and have missed school. I am getting my wisdom teeth out Friday and was blessed for health through that also. My brother is in jail now. (I am the only LDS in my family) ( I am almost 20 years old) My brother is almost 22 and there was an incident with him the other day that has caused me much stress, which results in my fever. He is on drugs and tried to steal money and now he's in jail.
I've got quite a bit of work to make up in school. Quite a bit. I went to General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and it was fantastic!!!
I then traveled to another spot about 4 hours from my home to help a friend who had just moved there and ended up staying overnight. She is getting baptized soon! And I just got off the phone with her. Amazing girl. I asked her if she felt ready because for mine , at first I did not, but I could share with her that our Heavenly Father would help her to prepare. And she said to me that she felt very ready. That she knows this Church is true and it feels so right! To hear those things from her, was so special. I invited her for Christmas, to stay with me and my parents ( according to their permission) and she was surprised and felt very happy. She just got out of a group home and has no one really. It will be fantastic!
Today, while in bed with fever I continued reading The History of Joseph Smith and got through to Chapter 15. I am really enjoying it. And am enjoying the many cd's the Missionaries have lent to me. Well, I will go now. This is serious progress though for me. One journal entry is BIG.
Now, I will leave you with a piece of my testimony.
The power of prayer is ultimate and grand. I know that, even when I do not follow as best I could, or do things that are sometimes not pleasing to Him; He always listens to my prayers. I know that when I pray in sincere faith, willing to accept any answer and act accordingly, the Spirit gives to me. In prayer, you can not only ask for personal guidance and strength( which are great because of the works He will do to guide us) , but you can pray that He bless others, you can show Him that ye are charitable towards your brothers and sisters. You can repent in prayer and forgive. Many things are possible in prayer and ALL things are possible through Him.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.