Sunday we had an Early thanksgiving dinner with the Strange family who is in the Morrisville ward. It was a great time and it gave me a chance to reflect on what I am truly grateful for before we even sit down on the 26th and go around saying what we are thankful for. I love my family, country, education, my Savior, the gospel, the sun and so many more things. Ha.
Here are a few thoughts that I have had this week and wanted to share!
Belief and faith require our personal faith and action. We are all trying to run to the end of our missions, to sprint to the tape, and complete these years with honor. "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain." (1 Cor. 9:24) The decision to believe is the most important choice we ever make. It shapes all our other decisions. Belief and testimony and faith are not passive principles, they are things we actively choose to believe. On our journey as full time missionaries we are constantly working, or running, to receive the blessings, rewards and benefits that lie ahead of us. Just because our peers and the elders and sisters around us are moving on in a forward direction doesn't mean we can sit back and expect the current to catch us and bring us along as well. We need to make the choice to believe, act, and run so that we may receive our prize at the end of our lives; the prize of eternal life. The finish tape isn't at the end of our missions, this is only the practice. The finish is when we meet our maker. I love the gospel and my Savior, and I know that through Him we will find strength to run.
Sorry it was rather short. But I am looking forward to the up and coming week!
Lots of Love,
Sister Golden :)