Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Waiting, even for little things can be a hard task for some. I would definitely put myself in that category. I have always struggled with the attribute of patience. Growing up I sometimes found it hard to wait patiently for things to happen. Sometimes this even spilled over to things that are spiritual. One of the things that I have come to realize over the course of my life is how important patience really is. At times I have felt like the things I ask for in prayer are good things but I don't receive the blessings immediately. I use to wonder why that was. God knows us better than we know ourselves and will always do whats best for us. As we accept His timing we will be able to develop greater faith in Him. Patience is not something that comes overnight or even only because of ourselves. Patience is a gift of God that we should pray for. God is always very patient with us so we definitely have a reason to be patient with God.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Christmas season is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. I really enjoy the mood and atmosphere that comes with this special time. It seems to me that it makes a lot of people a little kinder and happier. For me it really helps to look for the good and focus on the joy that comes from this season. It is a time that I am able to truly see all that I have been blessed with in this life. I also see it as a good time to make changes for the better. I am able to reflect on the year that has come and gone to see what has happened to me. Most of the time I can look back to see some type of improvement but still a lot of room for change. It is a good time for me to evaluate how I can become better now and in the coming year. The Christmas season gives me a renewed motivation to more fully repent by becoming like the Savior. He was the ultimate example for us all and wants us to be like Him. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I have along with others to make changes for the better. I know that God can help us to make those changes as we express a sincere desire to follow His example. Joy comes as we do what the Lord has asked of us.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Gaining the trust and confidence of someone is something that doesn't happen overnight. It takes effort on both parts for trust to be established. Over the past couple of weeks I have been thinking about that and how it applies to trusting in the Lord. At times I feel like the certain challenges I go through may never end or that they will get the best of me. It is at these moments in which my trust has fallen. I have come to a greater realization of the love that God has for all of His children and that He truly wants the best for us. He can always be trusted, we just need to look for ways that we can gain greater trust in Him. Sometimes that means that He will allow us to fall down. I do know that as we accept our challenges with a good attitude and have confidence in God that all things will work out. He is anxious to bless us and will always do what is best for our spiritual development. We must learn to trust God, not doubting His wonderful power.