Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Sustaining Gift of My Husband's Love

Even with my monrhly goal to guide and comfort me, several times I have failed to be still and act with the influence of the Spirit and have instead reacted with fear, doubt, or confusion. I want to become so much better and trust in God more, especially for the sake of my family.
One of those who bears the most burden when I have those less than ideal moments (and, let's face it, days), is my wonderful husband.  I want to learn to love others the way he loves me.
As I studied Henry B. Eyring's talk tonight, one line really stood out to me as the Spirit changed the pronouns slightly and my Heavenly Father  answered  my inner questioning of why I have been so blessed with my wonderful,  encouraging,  loving, and supportive husband: " “I gave you to him (my husband) because I knew he could and would love you no matter what you did.” The truth of that statement burned into my heart. I know Heavenly Father must love me  so much.
How does Father want me to share that love with others today? I am thankful to have my hubby as an example to help me find that answer.
Who is an example for you?
Be Inspired,
Janelle Joy

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August Mini Mission: "Be Still"

I felt like taking a picture of many things simply undone. A sink full of dishes, and waffles left stuck on the waffle iron were just the tip of the iceberg yesterday, since there was so much I did not get completed.
As I thought about my messy house this morning and the endless to-do list would not leave my mind, I got up to study the Relief Society Lesson for this week   ( Teachings of President Joseph Fielding Smith chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost) and finally felt peace begin to return to my heart. I was reminded to be still. If I sincerely ask my Father in Heaven what His will is for me today,  and stay still enough to listen to the Spirit,  then I can know what really does need to be on the to do list.
Ultimately there is only one thing on that list: "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)
Be Inspired,
Janelle Joy


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