Friday, January 28, 2011

My name is Sister Lowe and I'm a Mormon

Welcome to my blog! I am so excited to be able to be able to share what I know and love with my family and friends through BLOGGING! I stumbled along something beautiful the other day while I was having a really rough time. I have a lot of trials going on in my life and I really felt as if there was no hope for relief from the pain I have been feeling. A fellow missionary and best friend of mine told me to just humble myself and get on my knees and ask Heavenly Father for help. I was being stubborn of course and told her that I knew I needed to but wouldn't act on it. She said, "Sister Lowe, you HAVE to ask the Lord for help because there is no other way for you to be comforted." I realized at that moment that she was right. I decided to pray. I didn't recieve a life changing feeling or anything like that while I was praying BUT I did feel peace. After praying I remembered something that my Mission President had told me in an interview when I was asking him about recieveing answers to prayers. He told me that if I want to talk to Heavenly Father then pray, but if I want Heavenly Father to talk to me, I needed to read the scriptures. I opened the Book of Mormon and turned to Alma chapter 36:3-4, and this is what is says:

"And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy
youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my
words and learn of me; or I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God
shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall
be lifted up at the last day. And I would not that ye think that I know of
myself—not of the temporal but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind but
of God."

For me this hit home. I realized that I needed to put my trust in the Lord through my trials and through my
afflictions. Jesus Christ didn't suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane for all the pain and affliction and heartbreak and stress that we have all felt for NO REASON. He did it so that when we go through trials and tribulations,
when we lose a loved one, when we have our heart broken we could RELY on him and he will SUPPORT US IN OUR TRIALS.

What a blessing this is! I know that the Book of
Mormon is real scripture and if we are searching for an answer to our
prayers we need to read them. We have the scriptures for a reason. TO HELP
US. Lets use this gift that Heavenly Father has given us to our advantage
and to help us progress.