Thanks for all of your kind words of empathy yesterday and your advice. I really appreciated it. I am feeling a little better, just had to ride that emotional rodeo that comes with our calling as women, and I am happy to say that I didn't get bucked off...not just yet! :)
I know God has things all under control and that he knows best. And I know he is right, deep down inside. I am just slow at coming around to his way of thinking sometimes.
I will say that he has given me ample opportunity to accept his perspective. Recently, I had been praying for the knowledge that I am on the right path in life--that I am where I should be at this point.
Within days of asking this question, I was called to a new calling at church. During that weekend, I was approached by no less than four people and told that they had a strong confirmation that I was supposed to be in that calling. And when I was set apart, the person speaking said, "You are in the right place right now in your life and in the lives of these girls."
Does God still speak? Yes He does.
Does he care about the details of our lives? Certainly.
Does the Master of the Universe pause to answer the question of his little child?
Just as the Savior of the world came to earth under such humble and unusual circumstances, walking dusty roads, suffering all temptations, trials, and persecutions, so are we here to experience life and to learn to become like Him, sometimes in some of the most unexpected or unorthodox ways. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to be alive in mortality, in the thick of all of these unique and important experiences.
As much as I like to say that "this life is not a dress rehearsal," it really is a time given to us to prepare to meet God and to ready ourselves for the blessings and privileges that he has waiting for each of us in his eternal realm.
And this understanding is the beautiful gift that I have been given this Christmas.
Now, THANK YOU, to everyone who linked-up in our
Christmas-themed Book of Mormon Forum this week!
There were many wonderful posts...I have featured some of them here.
Here are the winners of these three wonderful prizes!
(If you won, please email me your mailing info!)
CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to these Etsy Shops!
WINNER: Comment #9: Christy who posted
WINNER: Comment #13: Abby Rawlins who posted
WINNER: Comment #21: Tiffany who posted