Sunday, March 6, 2011

2 quotes and a verse

"If men come unto me I will show unto them their weaknesses ... ; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Communication seemed to be the theme in Sunday School and Young Women's today...communication with our family members, as well as communication with our Heavenly Father. The verse in Ether reminds me that I need to be humble, go to God with an open heart, and be ready to follow the path He has for weaknesses (I'm working on being a better listener) can then become my strengths! :) And the quote by Mr. Emerson is brilliant...our body language and actions usually trump any words that come out of our mouthes. Adam and I are constantly working on "content communicating" what we truly want and feel...what we say, we mean. And while my prayers express gratitude and love to my Father in Heaven, I have to be sure my actions follow suit.

And on a side note...after Sacrament meeting Adam went to take some papers to the Bishop and I headed to Sunday School...before it got started I had Brooks show the 2 teachers how good he stands...I stepped back and said, "Brooks, come hear sweet boy!" He then got the biggest grin and took 5 good steps toward me!! I snatched him up and said, "stop! Stop!" and we all had a good laugh! I said, "You need to wait 'til Daddy's here and we have a camera before you to start walking..." And then tears started to well up in my eyes...yea, I don't think I'm emotionally ready for my little B to grow up and turn into a walking boy...yet, I can't wait. He's been a mover and shaker from the start. And this Dr. Suess quote says what my heart feels...

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Today was a good day.


Eva Marie said...

I got emotional just reading his little walking journey. Babys grow to toddlers much to fast and I am sure todlers grow to children even faster.

Dr Suess has some of the best quotes and that one is wonderful

thatjordangirl said...

I love all of your communication advice, it really speaks to me. Also little Brooks taking those steps! I got a tear! How precious!

Chelsea said...

We have to remember also that god isn't interested in our performance, not to get caught up in working for his acceptance but rather living our lives in his grace knowing that his grace is sufficient in our weaknesses. I always hated when people say things like, "you're such a good person" or " just as long as you're a good person, god will love you." I don't strive to be "good" I strive to know Jesus more and out of that, who he is will be pressed out of who I am.

Loved your quotes.

Unknown said...

Great post. Totally agree with you too Chels. :) That is such a great Emerson quote.

I almost cried when I read about your little man starting to walk. That is so precious! I can't wait until I get to experience that as well!

Oh, and thank you for all sweet comments you left the other day. You are such a sweet girl! I love getting to know you on here!

Haley said...

Chelsea thank you for your comment :) I too am trying to know my Savior better...and by doing so my love for Him grows and I hope that I'm becoming more like Him.

When ever I've said something to the sort of, "you're such a good person," to a friend, it is because I see God's love in their good works :)

And I do agree that we do not need to work for our Heavenly Father's acceptance, because He has unconditional love for all of his children :) In addition, I feel that we need to do as much as we can in order to become more Christlike. We need to DO as He asks to show that we love him.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! You are an amazing woman who I've grown to look to for inspiring words :)

Pearl said...

I love what you wrote. I too am struggling in that area, being a humble listener, opening my heart and just listening to what the Lord has to offer. Its actually what we are going over in Bible Study. I'm so happy that I found your blog! yay!


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