In the last few days I've heard three good things that have been beneficial to me. Last Sunday during the talk of a returned missionary, who has been home not quite a year yet, he said:
I know God is real more than I know you are all sitting here in front of me right now.
I thought that was simply amazing for him to be able to have and share such confirmation. The second thing, which was from another RM (via sister), who was teaching the difference between understanding and understanding. Not word for word.
I have an apple with seeds in it. I planted the seeds, watered the plants and grew apple trees and now I have a load of apples. What do you understand?
You have the apple seeds. You plant the seeds and water the plants and watch them grow. You harvest the apples and now have a load of apples. What is your understanding now?
Out of the mouths of babes and into the hearts of those looking for an answer.
Also .. got my temple recommend today after working on being able to answer all the questions. Sometimes it's better to just let go rather than try. Better on the heart and mind.
Man speaks to your mind, God speaks to your heart.
I was told today during my interview to not let what people do or say get to me. He went on to say that unless it leaves a positive score on your heart, it's insignificant.
After a crap Christmas and New Years, I've found my chi to move forward in 2017.
Jeston received his Aaronic Priesthood today at church. Something to make his parents, and the rest of the family too, very proud. All through the ordination, Avi made fart noises from her mouth.