Well just like the subject says, I am doing so good. I am lit. Lit with Faith. This has been one of the most testimony building weeks of my life. I am just really happy.
There have been things I have learned through my studies and through my experiences that have changed me. It is hard to put into words exactly what I feel. I believe in Jesus Christ, the son of God. He is our Savior and all things are made possible through Him because of His infinite sacrifice. God is the Father of our spirits. And He loves us. He knows us. His whole purpose is us. His work is us. Our happiness. To bring about our salvation. That the priesthood is His power on the Earth. And when the Priesthood is active in our lives the power of God is manifest in our lives. There is no need to worry about life. Any who come unto Christ shall never fail. Honestly, this is where I get so lit. I am hype as the kids would say. 2 Nephi 27: 20-21, 23 are so amazing. It's His work. That's us. It's His plan. That's us. He has all power to fulfill His plan, but it's up to us to choose it. He will work miracles in our life only according to our faith. So we have to believe and act. We just have to make sure we are aligned with His will and even if there are trials and adversity, we can still have joy and peace knowing that everything will work out. Sometimes we mess up and have to repent. Re-align. And change so that we can be sanctified by the Holy Ghost and worthy enough to make and keep covenants so that the power of God can be in our lives. Everything will always work out.
We went to go teach a man who was less active in the church. He had not been for years. He had some questions that troubled him and caused him to doubt his faith. We went in with the attitude that we wouldn't try to answer the questions but rather help him find the answers. Man, we were praying a lot. So he asked 3. the first one we explained. but as we talked about the second and third one, the conversation started to change. It was strange but in a good way. The Spirit was speaking through us and to him. All of us then realized his real question. And it got a little contentious. But then we shared some scriptures and something changed in him. he learned. The Spirit was speaking to him. Everything started to click and he understood. By the end, all of his questions had been answered but the funny thing is, is that We didn't answer them! He did. He listened. He knew what he was doing was wrong and he needed to change. He was so relieved.
Alright, Long email but I love you!!
I am Elder Verdoni