Monday, May 11, 2015

Ebola aint got nothin‏

Skyping yesterday was awesome and its crazy to think that that's my last one! But one crazy story this week..... we were walking around knockin doors all day and we had had our fair share of rejection by about noon and we decide to knock on this door.... well long story short as we're walking away the woman comes out guns a blazin! Well not blazin but she had a revolver.... a BIG revolver pointed at us and she kindly told us to get off her property.... then she went inside to call the cops and they showed up as we were walkin down the street later and she had told them that we had tried to knock her door in and swat at her dogs..... it was a good journal entry. Other than that there wasn't any amazing experiences of us being led right to a house that had a person who had just stood up from saying a prayer for direction in their life but i did have my own kind of experience this week. I have been praying for something the last little while and it may not be a huge deal but it is something that i really wanted an answer to and here is how i was answered. As i was pondering and pondering and trying to feel the spirit prompt me towards my answer, there was a scripture that was brought to my mind when the savior tells his disciples that "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." 
Of course in this scripture the meaning of the word HATE does not mean how it is used and meant in today's world... in this scripture HATE means "to love less" so if any man come to me, and [love me less than] his father, and mother, .......

I wouldn't say that this little revelation i had hit me like a ton of bricks but it was something that just made sense to me and was more of an "alright then that's what i'll do" moment.

I testify that God does hear our prayers and if you're like me then you might get a little frustrated because you don't exactly know how to receive or recognize the promptings of the spirit that you get but they will come and as you follow what you think is the prompting you'll find out soon enough that if its wrong you won't have peace but if its right and that is the Lord's answer to your prayer then you will only feel a continuation of peace as i have with my own situation. God loves us and wants us to receive his help... he's looking for ways to answer us, not to hide from us. Search for your answers and you will get them and i promise that in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

-Elder Rogers








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