"God is my friend. In him I shall find comfort. I have given my life into his hands. I am prepared to go at his call. I desire to be with Christ. I count not my life dear to me, only to do his will." This is a from a letter that Joseph Smith wrote to Emma. I am so thankful for prayer. I am so thankful to know that God is my friend too. Sometimes He is the only one you can really talk to.
The last month or so has been very "interesting". Each week I have a experienced a very different and distinct challenge to overcome. Just when Sunday evening arrives and I think, "ahhhh, this week is going to be better, I can finally relax." Something (or lots of somethings) happen and I realize that this week will be another week of "learning". I feel like I am in the very center of the refiner's fire. I pray I can bear the heat. But we have been promised that He is always watching over us and he will not give us anything we cannot bear. I feel like I am climbing a mountain with many peaks. Just as I get to the top of one peak, I look up and I've yet to reach the top of the mountain, another peak is waiting for me to climb. I look back to the first of June and think how silly, how "easy" my trials were (giving a talk in sacrament? puh! small potatoes) .... each week I have endured, each week I have remained faithful. That's all I can do. Just keep climbing.
Zoe did our "lesson" for FHE last night. She shared some really sweet scriptures from her Primary lesson on Sunday. Joshua 24:15 "Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." and Matthew 11: 28-30!! and you all know that is my favorite one :) It was so cool to see my children looking up scriptures together and Zoe teaching us what she has learned. That was the best part of my day. :) Oh and listening to Beck sing "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam" ha ha, he is so funny!