Logan suggested me sharing this so here is a little bit of my testimony for anyone who might be interested :
From the various, although limited ammount of trials I have faced in my life over the years, I have come to learn that the Lord puts trials/tribulations in our lives because we need them; as said in Ether 12:27 "I give unto men weakness that they may be humble...". It's part of the Plan of Salvation, because we are here to learn, so we can become like Heavenly Father, and we can only learn, if we are humble enough to do so. Plus it is hard to appreciate what you learn, or the rewards in life, if you don't experience the sacrifice needed to get such rewards. "if men never had bitter, they could not know sweet," (D&C 29:39)
So we get trials for our own benefit; this is clearly stated in D&C 122, where even though the Lord is talking to Joseph Smith about his trials, it still applies to us, as it says; "...if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, "know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good..."
With trials, I have been able to exercise my faith in God and Christ, and strengthen it. The Lord has said; "My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion; and he that will not bear chastisement is not worthy of my kingdom." (D&C 136:31). I know that we receive trials so that we can ultimately prove our love to Heavenly Father, and to rely on Him, as we strengthen our faith...This is something I have done, and continue to do, in my daily life, and I certainly hope you all can do the same. .
Love y'all, sincerely Nephi :)
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Teeth seem to be a feature of this trip. The @airbnb lady who cleaned our apartment messaged to say she couldn’t meet us in person to let us in, because she needed to go to the dentist for her cavities. I bizarrely clocked this because Jonny simultaneously had toothache and we thought we were going to require the services of same said dentist. (Sensodyne bought us some time). (Also then -unrelatedly story-a woman with no teeth whatsoever read my tarot cards and said I was highly organised right at the start, so Jonny and I both switched off immediately..). Anyway, regrettably, later on we saw the owner of the same flat (Who, importantly, is a DIFFERENT woman to the one who cleans/organises entry). She looked completely baffled when I asked her how her teeth were. I obviously thought she was the same woman we had been messaging earlier with ‘the cavities’. The poor woman self-consciously covered her mouth and looked desperate. Horrendously I only realised I mixed her up with the other woman about ten minutes afterwards when I replayed the scene in my head. Like a massive goat, I smiled sweetly and awaited her answer. Oh god. She never gave me one. Jonny said he died inside watching the whole thing. Then he added ‘I could tell she was one of those people who already had a massive complex about her teeth so you have just made it worse!’ #christ#howtomakeamends
♥️🙏🏼 Hungry For you Lord ♥️🙏🏼
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 📖
“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 📖
God payed close attention to the two disciples who were not following John and who were not taught about who Jesus was. Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter and let Nathan know that he saw him before he was called.
God knows you and sees you despite what you know about Him. All you have to do is follow Him and then “you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” John 1:50
217 minutes ago
This is my wonderful mom that would've been 60yrs old today. Mary Louise Anderson Brown, I am so glad God chose her to be my mother. She was a God fearing woman, who Love Jesus and people. I have seen her touch so many lives in her short 36yrs on earth. I have so much to say about her but it would take a lifetime. I miss her so much. She have taught me a lot. I didnt understand completely as a child, but now I can see it loud and clear. Read your Bible, pray, and have your own relationship with Christ. Yes she wasn't lying. I would not make it without the advice my parents gave me. I can't get an answer without reading my Bible, pray daily and your relationship with Christ. I have had huge hurdles and it is the grace and mercy that get me through. #helpsomebody#Christ#OhtasteandseethatGodisgood#love
A marriage that is anchord ⚓ in #Christ . Don't let no others in 💪. Be straight up from the beginning.. respect each other as individuals..is a marriage not slavery😲..Discuss matters without telling eachother what to do.. You're both #grownups . Backup each others dreams.. marriage doesn't mean you lost your #identity 😜 or have stopped living out the fullest of God. .
. #Live#breathe#grow#travel#praise#gratitude @darrenbie 💋💪🏖🌊⚓🌏😜🤝🌊💋
when you’re at work and you meet one of your favorite actors of all time, and you don’t know whether to cheese from ear to ear like the weirdo you are or faint... so you do both. #mycoworkersmadethememes
29511 minutes ago
Baby we’ll be fine, all we gotta do is be brave and kind.