What a great Sabbath we had today! The talks that were given really were an answer to my prayers, and I would like to share some of the messages that stood out to me today...
First off, I would like to say how grateful I am for the talks on keeping the Sabbath holy. Surely this is something I need to work on, as I have trouble at times directing my work and things I do in my spare time on the weekends to that of a more spiritual nature. It really is important that we allow ourselves to be filled with the things of God on that day, for it will make our days that much better in the week to come. I know that as I have gone to church, and sought to observe the Sabbath even after sacrament meeting, I have been blessed with a greater understanding of
the Gospel and the talks that were given.
Secondly, I was deeply affected by the bishop's counsel on preparing ourselves and all senses, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Truly he is a man who is inspired of God, and we are blessed to have his love and direction for us. The recent calamities in Texas and distresses in the economy should truly direct us to the revelations of the Lord and let us know that the day of judgement truly is at hand! It is so evident that it would be foolish not to see such things. However, it does not have to be a negative thing. Rather, we should be filled with hope and security if we can but prepare and get our houses in order so that when the Savior comes, we can say that we have fulfilled our time here on earth.
Lastly, the talk Brother Tew gave on the fruits and gifts of the Spirit was very inspiring, and I think quite important to us as youth as well as members at large. In these trying times we should seek even more to cultivate those gifts we are given and reap the fruit and benefits of having the Spirit with us at all times.
I would like to welcome into our ward a new face, even Mike! It is a blessing to have you, and on behalf of the ward I wish you all the best in your journey. I hope that you can come to enjoy and love our little ward in Georgetown. I know that I wouldn't want to be any other place in the world than with those Saints.
As President Henry B. Eyring has counseled in his most recent adress, may we all be one with each other and in our purpose. The Lord is just waiting to bless us if we will but submit to His will for us.
God Bless, and have a great week to all!