So, I heard something that I loved the other day. The teacher related the spirt to a soccer or basketball game. He said, when you grow up hearing your mom and dad cheering and helping you throughout the game, you come to recognize their voice all the time. You can pick out their voice and heed their counsel. He said that listening to the spirit is like this. It must become a familiar voice to us and we must be able to recognize it where ever we are in whatever we are doing. I liked that because of how much I hear your voice when I play soccer, Mom. :)
So in the devotional we heard from............ L. Tom Perry! :) :) It was a great talk! He was so fun to listen to. He's tall!!! But anyway, in the prayer at the end, the sister said, "Please help us to be happy farmers. To plant seeds, work hard and harvest the blessings." I loved that :) Plus I thought you'd like that a lot too Trisha and Troy :) We just need to be happy farmers huh? :)
So I found a pattern. I pray for something. I have a trial. I learn something. I pray for something, etc... little do I realize sometimes that the thing that I was praying for was answered by my trial. I know I've learned this before, but I also know that this is one of those that I must embed in my mind and heart, because that is so often the way that Heavenly Father is going to teach us. Sure gives me comfort in those times of trial as well.
So today is P day right? Well I went to get my laundry out of the dryer and I looked in the dryer and it looke a lot fuller than I had left it. I opened it up and found a bunch of ..... elder's clothes hahaha :-D along with my clothes. Guess he didn't want to pay the extra 10 cents for his own ;) ;) just kidding. But it was pretty funny.... I seperated them rather quickly and got outta there :-D You'll hear more about that mom and dad :)
Love, Sister Shelby Ostler