I want to quickly talk about God and what I learnt/reminded about Him. This morning in my Scripture Reading [D&C 66] I read about a man name William E. McLellin. God wanted him to go and on a mission and was given specific BLESSINGS and specific WARNINGS. It was the specific Warnings that stood out to me during my studies for various reasons such:
- Because God Cares: When my parents use to warn me of something that I'd be doing that wasn't good they would always use it with a phrase 'we are telling you because we care and that we love you'. As I was reading this Chapter early morning it gave me another reassurance that God not only care about me doing what is right, He loves me.
- He is Understanding: There are times we think we have our parents wrapped around our little fingers because we get what we want, but the honest truth is (well at least for the parents in mine and Timoti's families), it wasn't because we fooled them, but it was because they understand us and loved us. God is the same. He understand what we're going through. Even though William in D&C 66 failed Him but he understand him and want him to live and learn and grow.
- He knows YOU: Our Heavenly Father knows us. I was reminded/learnt from my reading this morning that He knows us personally and when we turn to Him he will lead us even through our hard times. Growing up in Tonga I witness first hand people that were very poor YET they were the most happiest because they had faith in God. My Grandfather would always say "While we're busy building our lives here on earth, these faithful poor people earned Mansions in Heaven" and that have always stuck with me.
If you're reading this please take time to count 10 of your uncounted blessings out loud or in your journal :)