Monday, March 17, 2008

A Wish and a Prayer, Heavenly Father will answer both

Remember, remember...
Yesterday, I was sitting in Sunday school listening to a lesson on coming unto Christ and avoiding the flaxen cords of the adversary. Something stirred within me, and I began thinking about several times when Heavenly Father has answered my prayers. I thought of the big things; Dan getting a job in my hometown after being laid off, Elder Jarom Walz (an old friend of his) taking care of Ryan when he had to have a surgical procedure on his mission, when teaching the gospel to a dear friend, having the very things I should say come to me by power of the Holy Ghost, and when I had been striving diligently to share the gospel, I had a very sacred and overwhelming experience that let me know that Heavenly Father had forgiven me of my sins. Then some small, sweet things went through my mind, like hearing a favorite song when feeling down, or reading a scripture and feeling like it was written just for me to read that very day, or a kind word or deed from someone that was completely unexpected (which most are). I felt that Heavenly Father wants me to remember these things because I need to remember them. Not just on Sunday, but on everyday. I need to remember because He does answer my prayers, because He did answer them before, and will again and again. Not because I am deserving, because I am not. Not because He has to, because He does not. But because He loves me, no matter what. His answers to my prayers, both the big and the little are a testimony to me that this is the truth.
And I will remember. How I love Him!

Here is a Tender Mercy Story on ANWA Founder & Friends Blog. It really touched me, and got me thinking about how Heavenly Father really does take care of us all.

Tchaikowsky, Heavenly Father, and Me


Joyce DiPastena said...

I'm so touched that you would include a link to my ANWA post on your blog! I had no idea when I wrote it that it would touch a chord with so many other people. Needless to say, Heavenly Father never ceases to amaze me in his mercy and love.

Joyce DiPastena said...

PS I'm so excited you're coming to the conference! I hope I'll see you there!

Candace E. Salima said...

Terry - the tender mercies which come our way on a daily basis are amazing. Sometimes when life's greatest trials seem as if they will literally crush you into nonexistence, you step out your front door and the majesty of the snow-capped mountains catch your attention as the sun warms your face. This is a tender mercy which happens often in my life and reminds that God watches over all.