Wednesday, November 7, 2012

thankful.

im suppose to be studying right now... but i have so many thoughts running through my mind that i cant concentrate. the last few week have been overwhelming, stressful, tiring, frustrating and at the same time so filled with gratitude, love and peace. I love this country, my family, friends, the gospel, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I don't even know where to start... I feel like there is so much going on right now in my life and there is so much that i want to learn & so much that i want to do differently and do better. I love BYU and yea it probably seems like I am turning into a crazy byu student but i love this gospel with all my heart. i love the scriptures and i love how much Heavenly Father loves us. We are lucky going to school here to have the opportunity to study the scriptures and the prophets on a daily basis. My testimony has grown ten fold since i have been here and i love learning more, i cant seem to get enough. My heart goes out to Mitt Romney and his family and all that they have gone through to fight for this country and what is right. I love him for that, and I know that even though he didn't win that this is how it is suppose to be. I am okay with it only because i know who is really in charge. i love what President Ezra Taft Benson said in his talk "Our Divine Constitution" "I have faith that the Constitution will be saved as prophesied by Joseph Smith. It will be saved by the righteous citizens of this nation who love and cherish freedom. It will be saved by enlightened members of this Church—among others—men and women who understand and abide the principles of the Constitution. I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed His stamp of approval upon it. I testify that the God of heaven sent some of His choicest spirits to lay the foundation of this government, and He has now sent other choice spirits to help preserve it. We, the blessed beneficiaries of the Constitution, face difficult days in America, “a land which is choice above all other lands” (Ether 2:10). May God give us the faith and the courage exhibited by those patriots who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor." May we be equally as valiant and as free, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen." I love this. There is still so much good out there and we need to continue to be that good and to stand up for what is right. We need to pray for our leaders of this country. I cant express enough how grateful i am for President Monson and his counselors and the other general authority. We are so lucky to have Heavenly guidance through them.

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  1. I love to hear your testimony, I love you, Nicole. :)

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