So this would be my first official time actually writing a blog... please notify me if I am doing something taboo in to the blogging world!
Recently, when President Henry B. Eyring spoke to the Church, he encouraged everyone to daily look for 'the hand of God' in our lives. He shared several personal experiences, and I thought to myself, "hey, I can do that, too. I can have the same experiences he has if I started to also look for ways that God has blessed me today."
And so I began. I looked, I thought, I prayed and I wrote... then I was surprised. I was amazed at how much God was doing for me and how actively He is involved in trying to let me know that He loves me. I have been astonished at times to realize that God is really going through so much effort to make me happy and to keep me from destroying myself. I mean, when I think about it, I am a married 24 year old student with absolutely no significance in the world! THe whole fact that I am not dead in a gutter somewhere is proof enough for me that someone is looking out for me!
Anyway, I guess this blog is a way for me to share the daily reminders that I find happening in my life all the time. Of course, I probably won't be consistent enough to include an entry each day, but I hopefully will be able to find the time to include the best ones. I'm hoping that this blog will act like some sort of catalyst - a spark that encourages others to look for God's hand in their lives. Or maybe a spark that makes people say "yeah, I've had something like that happen in my life, too!" or "I never considered that to be the Lords hand!"
In any case, I hope you all enjoy...
February 21, 2008:
This actually happened a couple of days ago. I was in one of my classes that requires cutting and propagating of plants. We were working in groups when I heard someone fall to the floor. I looked over at the comotion and saw that a fellow classmate had passed out and was starting to seizure. A buddy and I raced over to help him, soon several other students had offered help where they could. It wasn't too big of a deal, but we were able to administer first aid and somehow we knew what to do. When all was said and done, everyone was fine.
Later that night as I was thinking about the situation, I realized that if I had never been a boy scout, if my mother had never made me attend the scout camps, if my leaders had never cared enough to teach me, and if God never took the effort to prepare me, I would have never been able to help my fellow classmate. I doubt he would have been in serious condition had I not been there, but at the same time, having been prepared, my friend and I were albe to show another child of GOd haw much we cared about him. As a result, I know that God is looking out for each of His children. He knows everything, and He knows how to make things happen. He's in control.
Let it be enough to say, that after all was said and done on February 21st, I better understood how God prepares us throughout our lives to better serve others.
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