Friday, December 31, 2010

The other day I had an old familiar quote brought to the front of my mind. We were in a leadership training and were doing some practice of how to teach the principle of prayer. As we were doing so the elder that was teaching reminded me of this quote, "Pray as if everything depends on our Heavnly Father and work as if it all depends on you." Now I have always really liked this among many other quotes pertaining to prayer. as I have contemplated this for a few days now, I have thought of the many times I have really prayed my hardest to get my self out of a "self induced jam". I remember one of my earliest times of really calling not only for "mommy" but to my Heavenly Father for help. My mom had taken me to the grocery store and was just about finished. When I became interested in the bulk candy section. I didn't realize that my mom had told me to come along and was walking down the isle of the store. When I had turned around she was gone and no where to be seen. I remember as I was running down the various isles looking for my mom. Asking Heavenly father for the help of finding her. However when I said amen I didnt just stop there. I ran up and down the isles searching for her. Now granted she was just as nervous as I was and I know now that she wouldnt have left me there. But I know if anything Heavenly father comforted me until the time that I had found her. I have many other times of feeling stressed out for some reason or another. Whether on my own or with those who I truly love I have found it is nessicary to rely on our Heavenly Father at all times. Alma's instruction to his son Helaman he directs him to do just this.

Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever. (Alma 37:36)

As I strive to "cry unto God" I have found that things go so much easier. Not only the things pertaning to missionary work but those that I worry about in the everyday life. I know that God answers prayers. I know that God knows me personally and wants me to be happy, as I ask him how he wants me to do so he really does help me.

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