Once again, I have seen the hand of the Lord blessing me in my life.
Those who follow this blog know that since I have started school, blogging consistently has been very difficult for me. It has been one of the good things that I have had to lay aside as I have focused on the best things that I need to be doing with my time right now.
But, at least for the next 6 weeks, I will be able to do a weekly blog post that will be part of an assignment for one of my classes, so I will have to make time for it. Yay! This makes me so happy because...
A.) I love blogging and I have missed it and...
B.) I get to blog about my Savior every week.
God is so good, my friends. So very, very good. Never forget that.
Come, Follow Me
Since January, we have not had a discussion every night of the week. Most weeks we get in 2-3 nights of great discussion. Some weeks, such as last week, we got in 0 days of great discussion.
Some weeks everyone comes prepared with a section read to discuss a maximum of 1 time per week. Usually it's 0 times that everyone has read the material before we meet to discuss.
I have rarely planned ahead and have never put together an object lesson to go along with what we are talking about.
Most weeks, as we plan the time in our schedule to meet and discuss the life of the Savior, and make it happen, I feel a difference in the way we interact with one another and the amount of contention in our home.
AND, I am always blown away with what the girls bring to the discussion. At 17, 15, and 12, these young ladies have so much to contribute to our conversations about the Savior. I cannot wait until their brother comes home from his mission so he can weigh in with his wisdom and insights.
Get Thee Hence, Satan.
Then Satan, being his incredibly "awesome" self (note, I use the word awesome sarcastically there), came to the Savior and tempted Him three different times. In two of the instances he tempted the Savior, he began with the words, "If thou be the Son of God". I find this interesting that Satan would try and get the Savior to doubt His divinity. What I find equally as interesting is that Satan does the exact same thing with us. We may not hear those exact words, "If thou be the Son or Daughter of God", but he gets us to doubt our divinity all the time.
Is God really there?
Does God hear my prayers or is He too busy listening to the prayers of others?
How can we really all be children of God? There are so many people on this earth. Not to mention all the people who have previously lived on the earth.
But there is hope for us, my friends. The Savior, being His incredibly AWESOME self (note, I use the word awesome with NO sarcasm this time), set a beautifully perfect example for how we can respond to Satan when he comes to tempt us.
"Get thee hence, Satan."
BOOM! Mic drop.
That's right, Satan. I am a daughter of God. I am created after His image. I have God and the Savior on my side which gives me power to "bruise thy head" (Genesis 3:15). I'm not going to listen to your garbage because I know who I am and I know who I have chosen to follow for the rest of my life and throughout all eternity, and it's not you.
And that's my "mic drop" moment with Satan and man, does it feel good.