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Monday, August 20, 2012

Beautiful blessings

Well if you read my post from last night, then you know I didn't have the picture perfect day I thought I would.
So coming on Sunday I felt a bit of unease.
I knew that I was happy to be able to teach a lesson my last week in the ward, but my normal amount of confidence in how well I might perform the lesson was uncharacteristically lacking.
Right as I was about to leave out the door I realized I had a wardrobe malfunction and had to change.
But enough about that let's get to the good stuff :)

So I came to church and the spirit hit me the second I opened the doors.
The congregation was just beginning the first verse of "The Spirit of God."
 I sang with power and conviction in worshiping my savior and I felt his presence
"Like a fire burning".

Then we had a powerhouse talk by the ward clerk.
Let's just say that I'll be on the lookout for more
"Wholesome recreational activities."

Then if I wasn't already on a high, the intermediate hymn was "Lead Kindly Light"
my all time favorite hymn.
The lyrics are all about trusting the lord blindly and giving in to let him guide your path instead of you guiding it."I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me.
I've been taking a lot of steps.

So 3rd hour came and it was my time to teach about observing and keeping the sabbath day holy.
This was an interesting topic for me, because my mom never really raised me with strict rules about the sabbath, in fact I don't there were any rules.
But I'll tell you that the impact of the spirit teaching the lesson was enough to almost knock you off of your feet.

Hours later my spiritual high was fading, and I was letting things get to me.
I started feeling like I wasn't really that worthwhile.

Then I found two papers taped to the door with my name. They were anonymous thank you notes for my lesson. I felt so grateful.
Then another one appeared on the doorstep with a similar message.

And then I got a text from a long lost married friend of mine just wanting to see how I was doing.

I saw the blessings of the Lord poured upon me in times of need.

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