Friday, June 27, 2008

love visiting teaching

I went visiting teaching today.
It was so much fun
spending time with these sisters.
We have three ladies that we have the opportunity to visit and teach.

I was in charge of giving the lesson.
I had read it,
and then re-read it,
and then shared it
3 times.

I love the inspiration
of those that wrote these words.
I love how each word is so carefully chosen.

"You were taught and prepared for the circumstances you would personally encounter in mortality. … Your memory of premortal life would be kept from you to assure that it would be a valid test, but there would be guidance given to show you how to live."

I love the fact that we were given guidance on how to handle the things in life we are going to or have encountered. It gives me hope that when i am faced with a trial--i can deal with it. I have been taught how to deal with it. And just so we don't cheat on our test here on the earth--the book with all the answers has been closed to us. I guess that is why my kids didn't come with an instruction manual. Instead of having the exact book on how things should go we have been given other resources to seek and find guidance from.

"We have faith that with the Lord’s help we can be successful in rearing and teaching children"

It doesn't say only with faith--or by yourself--it says with the LORD's help we can be successful. He wants us to succeed and has promised us that through our faith and with him by our side we will. It doesn't mean it will be easy--but really anything worth having usually requires work. Goes back to you don't get something for nothing.

I love that i believe we lived with my Heavenly Father before we came to earth. I love the idea that he did prepare me for my trials. I love the fact that he is willing to let me lean on him when times get rough. And more than anything, I love the idea that even if my best falls short--That through Jesus Christ and his sacrifice I will have the opportunity to live again in heaven.

I love that i got to share this with my sisters. And that i was taught and reminded of things that maybe i knew but have forgotten. What a blessing--what a day......

1 comment:

mindy said...

i taught that lesson twice and that is the part i focused on the most because it struck me too, that we were prepared for the circumstances we would encounter! how cool is that? would you be interested in a little sewing project? ala beach bags? ha ha the quillow class was a bust, nobody showed up to teach it and i have bonded batting in my trunk just itching to be made into something. sigh. holy cow it is friday! xo apple head, miss mindy