Well I wasn't going to write y'all a weekly but due to some unfortunate circumstances (we were in even numbers with the elders at the church (big no-no) so we have been banished to our car) I now have some time do either write an email or sit and watch the rain. Though I love the latter, the former might be a bit more productive.
I have learned a lot this week. I'm not going to lie, this was a hard week. We had our ups for sure but our downs seemed to take the cake. I won't go into detail because I don't want to make this email sad but I did want to tell you want I learned from this week.
I can do things on my own. In fact, I can do some pretty good and even great things on my own. Miracles, however, are only bestowed by God. Nothing I do will change that. Of course I will work hard and do everything I can do help those miracles happen and sometimes it feels like I've done pretty well with making them happen. But God is the one who is all-knowing. He is the one in charge. That sometimes stresses me out (thanks inner control freak) but there's a scripture I'm pretty sure I've shared already but it always calms me. My first AP shared this with me in my first transfer and I fell in love with it and memorized it as fast as I could.
Doctrine and Covenants 123:17
"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."
I have a hard time with giving up control but the mission has forced me into submission to God's will. It doesn't sound like a positive thing but I've learned it really is! Because He is all-knowing, I need to rely on Him. We plan for hours on end for those we are teaching and I have no idea what they need. I don't know what will help them. I can make a logical guess but God knows EXACTLY what they need. If I rely on Him and in humility, ask Him for help, He will provide answers. I've been so humbled this week. And I'm so grateful for that.
Have a beautiful rainy week y'all! 🌧☔