Happy birthday in May to:
Hope it was awesome!!
To answer the question that I knew all of you wanted to know but nobody really asked, this first picture shows how dusty and dirt-y this area is. I had cleaned my shoes literally the day before, and this is what happens. XD
Recently, I've been thinking about the difference between guilt and discouragement: Guilt is what God created to motivate us to change and to become better. Discouragement is what Satan uses to prevent us from trying again- to destroy our hope and faith in ourselves and in Christ. It makes sense why Satan wants to destroy our hope and faith in Christ, but why in ourselves?? Because the belief in ourselves, namely that we are children of God and that He loves us, is what motivates us to even want to believe in Christ! When we know who we are and our relationship with God, that's when "[We] can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [us]" (Phillipians) and when "... with God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke ).
"If your self worth is dependent on anything other than your relationship with Christ, you are in deep trouble."
-Hyrum Smith, (not Joseph's brother, but a different one)
That being said, why do you think the first song in the primary song book is "I am a Child of God"??
Te whanaunga mo ake tonu!! :)
Elder Eli James Dial