Love the Lord

18 07 2015

“God, our Father; Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer; and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare.Should we not love them for it and honor them first?”
“Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life in the service of God will find eternal life.”
Earlier this week, we had to meet some missionaries at a stake center building. We had a meeting with President Mullen. A couple missionaries had decided to be…not obedient. There was lots of movie watching, staying up late, and sleeping in. President Mullen asked Elder Anderson and me to come with him and also to go on exchanges with some of those missionary companions to help them gain a love and passion for the work. During the meeting President Mullen asked the question “Why are you here on a mission?” There were lots of different answers. Some people said because it’s a priesthood responsibility. Some said because they want to share the happiness this gospel has brought to them etc etc…as they were giving their answers it gave me time to reflect of why I was serving a mission. And I’m grateful for that meeting because now when anyone asks me that question I can proudly and confidently state that it’s because I love the Lord.

I continued to study the topic throughout the week because I want everything that I do in my life to be motivated by my love for the Lord. I read a chapter in the current priesthood manuel. It’s chapter 1 and it talks about Ezra Taft Bensons love for the Lord. He truly was motivated by his love for the Lord in everything that he did. One of my favorite things that he said was “When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives”. I LOVE that! And it’s so true. If we can get that principal down and integrated into every decision we make, we will be so happy. We won’t even know what to do with all of our happiness! So I think back to my decision to serve a mission. Which decision will show that I love God? Going on a mission, or staying home? When we are tempted to sin, we should ask ourselves that same question. Even in times when it may not be a sin, there is always a good, better, and best. And the best decision will be the one that demonstrates that we truly love God.

We also had the opportunity to go to the temple again this week! We are so blessed to be able to go every 3 months. It really is the house of the Lord. I can’t wait until I can go more regularly!

Things in our area are going very well! We are having lots of success and having fun while we do it! The Lord continues to bless us as we work hard and in his way! Just as he promises!

I hope we will all turn our lives over to God and always ask ourselves if our decisions prove that we love the Lord. Nothing will bring us greater happiness!

Elder Fischer

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