Monday, August 11, 2008

"Now let us rejoice in the day of salvation."

I'm really glad I made myself go to church yesterday. There was a lot of drama last week, and my whole week was pretty much made up of "blue" days. I found myself questioning my beliefs and what I stand for, so I really wasn't in the mood for church. When I was sitting in the sacrament meeting yesterday afternoon, though, I felt genuinely happy. I can't even tell you how great that felt after trying to wear a cheerful face all week for my parents, haha! Just being there with people who share the same standards that I've set for myself gave me this great feeling, and I've been encouraged to stay on track. The talks, the music, the Sunday school lesson...I hope this doesn't sound egotistical, but it seemed like everything was speaking directly to me about what I have been struggling with lately, telling me not to worry, and that no matter what happens, as long as I try to do what I feel is right, everything will work out.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virture, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
--Philippians 4:8


Jesse said...

It doesn't sound egotistical at all. :) There have been many times where I've felt like I didn't really want to go to church, but I still made myself go anyway, and it turns out that everything about the meeting (particularly Sacrament Meeting) ends up being exactly what I needed to hear. Even when things haven't been really difficult, sometimes it still feels like the Sacrament Meeting talks and music speak directly to me. Just another one of the many things I love about going to church :)

Madison said...

yay church! i wish you were in my lesson though! hope to see you again tomorrow in sacrament!