Monday, February 24, 2014

Faith to Hope

Are you feeling closer to your Savior through faith?
This week we will move from faith to hope, this two attributes are closely linked and are often hard to tell apart. This week I hope to take what I have learned about faith and connect it to hope then to understand how faith and hope together can move me closer to Christ.
There is never a better time to study of hope than at Easter time! At Easter we are filled with the hope of the winter turning to summer and or death turning to life through the resurrection of Jesus the Christ :)
"And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise." (Moroni 7:41)

Understanding Faith

I have come to better understand faith this week! The scripture that impacted me the most as I read was Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." As I read this I came to realize that faith is not a blind believing but but a hope filled understanding that there is something more from what we have seen and experienced :) we can better understand the things that we see and experience as we exercise our faith and follow God :)
What stood out to you as you studied faith?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Nine weeks closer to Christ

My favorite holiday is only 9 weeks away! EASTER :)
There is so much about Easter that points us to our Savior and reminds us of His love! Just like Christmas many of the traditions that we have lead us to think of Christ at the Easter season. This year i will be focusing more on Christ then on the gifts and Easter eggs. And I invite you to join me :)

Each week we will study one of the characteristics which Christ has and apply that characteristic in our lives. We will begin this week with Faith! As we study we will look for scriptures about faith, share them with one another and grow in our understanding of how to increase and utilize faith in our lives :)
Together we can learn and grow closer to Christ! I know that with this invitation we will
become more like our Savior and feel an increase of His Atoning love!

Let us do as Christ invites "thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me." (Luke 18:22)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines day

Who will you spend this special day with?
How many times will you tell them you love them today?
How will you show it?
I'm sure it'll be a great evening.... but what about when it's over? This can be the start of something great! It is only the beginning of you showing your love more, to God, and to all around you!
Happy Valentines day! Let this be the start of something more ;) Show your love more often!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Choosing Love :)

The love holiday is almost here! I am so excited! We went shopping for gifts for people we love yesterday. I have been trying my hardest to show others that God loves them and give God a wonderful Valentines gift! How is your Valentine to God going?

Just a few days ago I saw this quote and thought that it fits our lives wonderfully. We all choose what we love.. people, objects, foods and most important we choose whether or not we love God and our faith! I know this quote is talking about a relationship, but for a moment think of it talking about your relationship with God!  WE each choose to love God... but do we love our choice? Do you wake up each morning loving that you've chosen God? or has that love faded? has life dulled that childlike love and trust?

Gods love for us never fails or dulls, he has said "how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings" (Luke 13:34) I wants to gather us and love us forever, no matter the circumstances! Should we not do the same?

With Valentines day quickly approaching, begin to again love your choice of loving God. Find a moment a right down why you love God, allow yourself to feel that love and trust! For He loves you! :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

He Loved First

Happy February! The month of love has begun :) 

I fell in love with my first scripture about 10 years ago. I had always loved reading and enjoyed the scriptures but one day reading in the bible a verse captured my attention, then confused me, then captivated me and finally helped me love my Savior more than I ever had before. The verse is simple really, but holds much. It's perfect to start off February with!
"We love Him, because He first loved us!" (1 John 4:19) Once I understood what this scripture said I sat down and thought of why I do love my Savior, and it all leads me back to His love!
Why do you love Him?