Doctrine and Covenants 6:20- Behold, thou art Oliver, and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.
This has been my favorite scripture for quite a while. I like to replace my name with Oliver’s name so it reads: “Behold, thou art Laura, and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.” Isn’t that beautiful? Way back in 2003 I was working the graveyward shift at Arbor Village. I was only 18 and you could count my life experiences on one hand. We had a resident that was on 30 minute checks because he was close to death and on hospice. I was helping another resident and my coworker called me and said he needed help in that apartment. I knew exactly what he needed help with and also knew that because this employee knew VERY LITTLE ENGLISH my inexperienced 18 year old self would be making some very tough phonecalls. I finished up with the current resident and walked up to that apartment. Before I went in I prayed to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that they would guide me in the things I needed to do and say. As I reached for the door knob I felt arms encircle me. It was a feeling as clear as daylight. It was the most amazing feeling of comfort and love. I do not remember any of the phonecalls I made or really the rest of that shift. Those arms stayed around me the whole night until I sat down in my mom’s van the next morning. I have had other powerful experiences with prayer and I know that if we have faith and truly believe our righteous prayers will be answered. I could never turn my back on prayer after having that experience as well as others in response to prayer. My testimony is so strong about prayer. I love that I can pray and feel comfort and pray and receive answers. It must be terribly difficult for people who do not have that knowledge.
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- list 10 things that you are thankful for
day 27- my day job verses my passion
day 28- cruise a thesaurus and pick out 10 words you like the sound of
day 29 – favorite tv shows and why you like them
day 30 – movies you can watch again and again.