These are a few of my favorite things:
These are a few of my favorite thingssssss.
Okay sorry, that song is super catchy.
This week really has been a good week, and Heavenly Father has been teaching me a lot about how he gives us even the small desire of our hearts. Pslams 37: 3-7 says:
I recently have been trying to "delight" in the mission. And as I've been striving to be obedient and sacrifice, the Lord has given me even small desires of my heart.
The other day we were out and about as usual and stopped to talk with some people at a park. It turns out they were homeless and so my companion and I offered them some food we had with us. The sweet lady graciously said " I won't ever say no to food or clothes." So we also gave her a cardigan we had with us.
This was a very small sacrifice, but we delighted in the opportunity to serve another because we are all beggars and "depend on the same God." (Mosiah 4:19)
But, Heavenly Father, knowing we had made a sacrifice blessed us... The next day at church, a member came up to us and told us she had something to give us... She handed us two large bags of women's clothing and told us to use what we wanted and could give the rest away. It reminds me of Mosiah 2:21 which says:
This week we also had the incredible opportunity to attend the temple with Arles for the first time. This is the true desire of my heart. I plan on helping people make it home to Heavenly Father, and baptism is only one step. The Celestial kingdom and the temple in preparation are the real goals.
God loves us. He knows all the desires of our hearts. He blesses us. I hope we can all delight in Him and recognize the blessings He showers upon us.