Thursday, June 24, 2010

Testing of our Faith...

There is absolutely something to be said
about a Loving God that guides and inspires His children.

There is something to be said of His infinite love.

Unlike me, our Father in Heaven is a perfect parent.

He appreciates and understands better
the value of work and effort
when it comes to teaching His children.

But this post isn't about parenting, it's about Faith and the tests and trials thereof.

For the past six months or so we have been receiving this prompting.
As I prayed, I would ask for guidance and inspiration in very general terms.
I would avoid being specific mainly because part of me knew what answer I wanted
and I wasn't sure if I was ready to accept any answer...

But as these things go,
the situation reached its peak,
I could no longer avoid the elephant in the room.
So I gathered my courage,
humbled myself as I knelt in prayer.
I was finally ready.
Whatever the answer was, I just needed to KNOW.

The answer came.
It was what my heart desired
(which somehow always makes it harder...).
And then,
as if by divine intervention,
everything seemed to be falling into place.
I felt the guidance and the blessings being poured upon us.

Yet here I am 3 weeks later.
Decisions have been made,
planning is underway
and
everything else seems to be falling apart.

As I reflect upon the bumps in the road we are currently facing,
I realize what faith is once again.
Believing without seeing.

And most of all I remember that it is through the test of my faith that I am made stronger.

I am no longer proud.
I know that submitting to the Master's will IS the only way through.

I understand that His will will be done.

I am reminded of the words of Moroni:
"And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."

And my faith is holding me up,
His love is shining through by the peace I feel.

Peace that it is the right decision.
Peace that enduring well will bring the needed blessings.
Peace that it will all be fine.

And I get back to work.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday inspiration...

Found this on Youtube and loved it so I thought I would share!