Last week we had Elder Herbertson of the 70 come visit the mission for a conference. A few Elders were assigned to do a musical number so we chose to do a song called Jerusalem. It is an English song that says Jesus walked in England when he was on the earth. We don't know how factual that is but it is a nice song! We were practicing before the meeting started and as we finished we walked down to finish set up all. Just before the meeting started and everyone was about to take their seats President walks to me and says, "Elder David you will be conducting this meeting." Go get ready in the front." I took my seat next to Elder Herbertson and we began to talk for a few minutes before the meeting began. I was pretty nervous for this one because I didn't want to mess up with a 70 present. I prayed that everything would go well and it turned out alright. It was a really great time.
So while at church on Sunday there was a quote shared that I really liked. "A man sees in the world, what is in his heart." It made me think, "What is in my heart and how does that impact my outlook? Does it effect me in a positive or negative way?" It really made me evaluate myself and examine what I saw in the world. Some see all the nice clothes that someone else has on, the car they show up in at work, or how their family life looks from the outside. What we desire in the world is usually what we already desire in our heart. The way we look at people and how we perceive them comes from the heart.
In the scriptures they prophesy that "in the last days, mens hearts shall fail them." From what I learned on Sunday it all made sense. The scriptures didn't imply there will be more people with heart failure as a medical condition but as a spiritual condition. What are our hearts set upon? "Where you heart lies, there will your treasure be also."
The only way that we can cleanse our heart and truly have a "heart transplant" is throught the Saviour Jesus Christ and his Atonement. Healing is found there and how wonderful it is to experience it for ourselves. "Come unto Christ and be perfected in him." "Nothing entereth into His rest save it be those who have washed their garments in the blood of Christ." The Saviour can cleanse our heart and help us see in the world the positve things that come fomr our heart. "Remember faith, hope, charity, and love..." These are the traits we want to have. Eternal traits.
As you study the Saviours life you will be more aware on how He would act in your circumstances. There is your assingment.
Today we had a Zone P-Day! Woo Hoo! We carved pumpkins together. Really fun day. We also sang a few songs.
I love you all and hope you have a great week!
(I carved the HYDE one)