When Things Go Wrong

We often ask ourselves, why our lives take a turn for the worse even if we were trying to live the gospel. We keep on doing the things according to God, but still, we find ourselves in deep water sometimes.

I too, have felt the same feeling of being alone and empty in my life and keep on asking myself the same question during the time of deepest trials my family has faced. But, I’ve never losed my faith, trust and hope to the Lord. I’ve continued to do what is right having a positive attitude that someday my family will overcome the trials given by God.

I know that if we continue to obey the Lord’s commandments, our lives will be blessed. The Lord will always be there to help us in times of our deepest trials and afflictions. He has carried me and made my burden light.

The scriptures says, “Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith” (Mosiah 23:22). Let us put our trust in the Lord for He will deliver us out of our trials, our troubles and our afflictions, and we shall be lifted up in the last day (Ether 6:5, 11-12)

Let us always have patience in facing our afflictions, having a firm hope that one day we shall rest from all our afflictions.

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A very important lesson…

Just wan to share a very important lesson that I’ve learned last Sunday in our RS Class.

“Our lives will depend upon the decisions which we make for decisions determine destiny”

Our decisions and choices in life can determine not just our destiny but also our happiness. We are given freedom to choose between right or wrong but we are not free to choose the consequences of our choices in our life. If we want to be happy let us do things in the right way and let the Lord be the center of our lives for He will always be there to guide and help us.

We have the ability and power to choose. We have to know, to choose and to determine what we should do to make our lives meaningful and happy. Let us continue to be good and be strong as we continue to live and fight all the battles in our lives…..GOD BLESS US!

Footprints in the sand

I would like to share a very common yet inspirational story that we can apply to our daily lives specially now that the world is suffering in sickness, tribulation, chaos, economic crisis and calamities.

“Footprints in the sand”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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I really love this story because it inspires me more to get closer to God. Whenever we feel down and hurt always remember that there is someone who is willing to help us and that is GOD. God will never leave us. When we have problems or sufferings in our lives and we feel that there is no one there to help, remember that  God is there to carry us and give us a hand. He knows how to help us because he has suffered all the infirmities in this world. Let us continue to live our life well in the eyes of the Lord. Seek the Lord always and continue to be righteous, patient and faithful unto him for in the end we will be together w/ him in his kingdom.

Have a blessed lenten season to all!

“Life is a constant battle”

What is life all about? This quesion is often asked by many. Life here on earth is not easy. We are here on earth to be tried and tested by God. In our life we experience feelings of joy, excitement, sadness and pain. We receive different trials and much tribulation in our life that sometimes we begin to wonder and ask God on why we are having so much trials to deal with in our life. But we shoud not give up from all of these things because we gain experiences and at the same time learn a lot of lessons. Remember that amidst all trials that we are facing, there is someone who cares for us and love us so much and that is God. God will not give us burdens that we cannot bear. He is always there to comfort and help us and we just need to come closer and hold unto him. He will give us strength to move on and more blessings as we endure the pains and sufferings in our life. Let us continue to keep his commandments, do what is right and be faithful and blessings will be poured down to us. Keep walking uprightly before God, press forward with steadfastness and continue to fight life’s continues battles for in the end we will received eternal life and happiness and be crowned with glory by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

A Happy Treat

I am tired and bit weary today because I’ve done a lot of house chores today. But, I’m still glad! why? because I am the one who prepared and cooked our dinner for tonight. And I was touched because my sisters said to me that the meal that I’ve cooked was delicious. Wanna know what I’ve cooked for our dinner? well I fried 6 marinated milkfish and then cooked a very special “my own chinese style” fried rice w/ shrimps…I have always dreamed of becoming a cook in my own restaurant (but it’s only a dream..*sigh*)..I really love to cook and whenever my mom or dad is busy and don’t have time to cook, I always volunteer to do the cooking. I love to cook food for my family because they’re very special to me.

Well I’m just glad that my day today turned out to be fine even if I’m a bit tired and weary. And oh yes, at last I have seen the full moon this night!… and while I’m typing this..suddenly the rain started to fall…oh man! (*_*) I just hope the weather will be fine tomorrow…

We Can Make A Difference

I was touched when I’ve watched the music video of Chris Daughtry’s song- “What About Now”. His music video featured some of the very sad and tragic things happened in other countries and how the people suffered from illness, poverty and calamities. I have come to realize that we in our own way can make a difference in our lives and to other people’s lives. If we spread our Love and Care to the people around us then maybe the whole world will be a much better place to live in.

It is not hard for us to share right? Love makes the whole world round so why not share/give our love to the people around us? In our own little way we can help those people who are in need. We can share them some of our food and old clothes or we can offer our services to them. We can pray for them so that their pains and sufferings will ease. Each of us is a child of Heavenly Father. We are all important to him and He Loves us so much. Let us give our Love to all everyday! and not just “give love on Christmas Day”…..

The End Times

There are so many sad, tragic things that are happening in our world today. Let me identify some of those things that we know and heard from the news on t.v, radio or read on newspapers:

1. Earthquake in China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Canada, Turkey, Haiti

2. War in the Middle East

3. Chaos in other countries

4. Oil Price Hike

5. Intense Poverty

6. Intense Famine

7. Malnutrition

8. More and more crimes

9. Strong Typhoons that are hitting different places

10. The Change of Climate all over the world

11. Pollution

12. The what we call “Global Warming” is already happening

13. Different Diseases that are hard to cure

14. Suicide Bombings in the Middle East

15. Chaos among Politicians

16. Graft & Corruption

17. Kidnapping

18. Tsunami

….and many other things.

What will be the next?? Aren’t you afraid that this might be the signs that the end of the world is really near??

We really should always be prepared at all times because we never know when will the end of the world will come. Personally, I’m not yet prepared and I’m greatly affected on the things that are happening around my country and all over the world and whenever there are tragic situations happening in different places I always get shock!

This time we really have to be more closer to our Creator. Only the Lord knows what’s gonna happen next. We have to stand firm with steadfastness and faith to our Heavenly Father and his only begotten son Jesus Christ until the end…..

Let us all pray that there will be peace in our world…..Let’s help one another…together we could make this world a better place to live in!

Peace to all!

xxx

mie-chan