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Sunday, October 13, 2013

My testimony.

Today was Fast Sunday and when a lot of members share their testimony's during sacrament meeting. I will admit I am a chicken when it comes to speaking in sacrament or in front of a large group of people. I Get super nervous and jumble up my words, say sentences backwards, and talk really fast. I need to work on sharing my testimony and I'm shy about who I share my testimony with because to me it is special and I basically I don't want anyone to rain on my parade especially with something so sacred. however I thought my blog might be a good place to start :)

We just had General Conference this past weekend and can I just say my heart is FULL. There are so many talks that I just loved and I cant wait to re-watch them so I can really take in what all these wonderful men told us. I feel like my spiritual to-do list is so long but that is one list that doesn't make my shoulders feel heavy. The biggest blessing I think that I got out of conference is confirmation that even though I am far from perfect and there are many things I need to work on that what I'm doing with my life is what I'm suppose to be doing. I love being a mother, and a wife and I love growing spiritually.
These last few months I have really been trying to work and improve my relationship with my heavenly father. I feel like as a member of the church we get into "spiritual slump." we improve for a while but sometimes we just start going threw the motions instead of improving. I found myself in a slump so I decided to pray to really learn how heavenly father speaks to me. I'm not sure why but every time he answers my prayers (and he does every time) I am amazed. I started listening to his promptings and can I just say my life has been so blessed and my family and myself have received blessings that we might have missed if I didn't listen. its nice knowing that I can make a difference by simply asking and opening my heart.
One of the things I felt prompted to do is to work on my testimony on the book of Mormon. Usually Doug and I read together and that's fine. and we have done a really good job with reading with Bella every night but I have been working on just myself with this one and I'm loving it. I know that as a mother I really want my children and my husband to know by example that I love the scriptures. I know that I can tell them all day long but unless I am constantly working on it and they see me working on this growing up that they will learn to love them too. I also know that by doing this every day it really invites the spirit into our home and helps us be a better family.
I truly love being a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. I love how many small but significant blessings my family has received because of our heavenly father. I love how full and happy my heart always is and always will be because I have learned that especially when life is hard is when heavenly father is with us the most and when I can feel his presence sometimes just holding me up. He gives me hope, and teaches me to love and forgive. I know I am a better sister, daughter, mother, wife and friend because of the gospel and I know that if I continue to build my relationship with my heavenly father that I will only get better.

1 comment:

  1. I love you areli. You are such an example to me.