Mountains to move
I don't know what it was about this week, but time just hit me like a truck and ran me over. I cannot believe how fast time is going by. It feels so unreal.
This week was an awesome week. I think the highlight of my week was when we walked out the door one morning. Sister Vreugdenhil turned to me and asked me if I was bringing an umbrella with me, and I recalled seeing the sun during our morning study so I said no. Well, the joke was on us. We were 1/2 way to our bus stop when it began to rain. We continued to walk and figured it would pass, like it normally does. Well, the joke was on us... again. Upon immediately saying that, it began to pour. And pour. And pour. We ran down the hill we were on and I was just praying that we wouldn't slip or fall.
We've seen miracles happen this week. I mean they always happen, but we've recognized them more this week than the last. I'm excited to see what these next 4ish weeks have in store!
I know the reason why my eyes have been more open to miracles has been because of my study topic of the week: faith in Jesus Christ. In the bible and in the Book of Mormon we learn that faith is hoping for things that are not seen but we know are true. It is choosing to believe when believing is the most difficult choice to make. I know I would not be where I am now if I had chosen to abandon my faith in Jesus Christ when things got dark. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Abraham 18: 14, "Is anything too hard for the Lord?"
Sometimes we feel that the universe is against us, that God doesn't truly love us because if he did he would move mountains for us. But what we fail to realize is that we are the ones that are preventing the mountains in our lives from being moved. In the book of Matthew (Chapter 17), Christ tells his disciples why they weren't able to cast out the devil from a young boy. He tells them, "If ye have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." It only takes a small speck of faith, of hope, to be able to move a mountain. I know we can all move mountains, we just have to choose to have faith in Jesus Christ. And we do so by choosing to believe in Him and to love him enough to learn about him, follow him, and trust him. I have seen mountains in my life move by making one choice, to believe in the impossible. I know you can experience this too.
There is power in prayer. There is power in the Book of Mormon. There is power when we pray and read in faith. I invite you do both with an open heart, willing to listen to what your Father in Heaven has to say to you. And when you receive your answer, hold on to that love you will feel. Love nourishes faith.
Les quiero mucho,