Dec 14, 2015

One Week Away....

  Last week went bye faster than anything ever has haha. I feel like I just wrote everyone. But the week was amazing. We got to see President Fingerle on Thursday at our zone training meeting. Its always a thrill to hear from him. He is a spiritual giant I can tell you that much. I love learning from him and from other missionaries. The inspiration that is given to missionaries is real and its fun to feel how the spirit works through everyone.
   I also had a talk this last week and I will share with you what I was able to speak about. I talked about a story from the Bible in Mark 4:21-24 and it is a really really awesome part of the bible. I love when Christ teaches in Parables. It not always the easiest to see where he is going with things... But he sure had a meaning when he said.. "21 And he said unto them, 
Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? 22 For there is 
nothing hid,which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." This time of year is a time of light and excitement and people can feel it. This light is noticed by most people anyway but many don't know what to do with it. Being an example in the gospel is one of the most important principles that there is. Leading with actions and not just with words. And letting our light shine for others that don't have it. I know the word "LIGHT" can be interpreted in many different ways.. whether that's Christ, The Spirit, the sun, light bulbs. Whatever we think about when we hear that word doesn't always direct our thoughts on the "knowledge" side of light. If I walk into a pitch black room and I didn't see what was in there... I wont have a knowledge of what I should be seeing or what is, in fact, in the room. D&C 88: 67 And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things.68 Therefore,sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him;" Which is saying the more we look to God, the more knowledge we receive "to comprehendeth ALL things". We start to understand who he is and what his intentions with us are. We start to "see him" in our life more. And that light becomes brighter and brighter the more we practice repentance and look to him in our lives exactly as it says in the 24th verse. And as we receive this light and happiness in our lives... there is a promise given to us in 2 Nephi 32: 3&5. That we will be shown by the Holy Spirit ALL things that we should do. Doesn't that just make life easier??? With all the stress and frustration and trials and heart aches and disasters that happen in the world how much better could it be that we have a God who shows us all things what we should do. In Proverbs it says: 5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." It takes trust walking into the dark room... But we can get light as we SEARCH and DISCOVER. I know the Lord loves us and wants us to be truly happy. And its not always the best sitting in a dark room not knowing what is going on around us and what there is to entertain us and help us be happy. I hope you all will be able to find some time to feel the light that comes into our lives as we give more and more attention to our Savior and God, especially in this Christmas season. This light is something we can give to others. Just listen to the Spirit and you will know who is in need of it most. (:

Love, Elder Williams

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