Tuesday, September 20, 2011

General Conference Thoughts: President Henry B. Eyring - Opportunities to Do Good

President Marion G. Romney said of welfare work, “You cannot give yourself poor in this work.” And then he quoted his mission president, Melvin J. Ballard, this way: “A person cannot give a crust to the Lord without receiving a loaf in return.”3I have found that to be true in my life. When I am generous to Heavenly Father’s children in need, He is generous to me.
I have also found this to be true, like President Eyring has (though he surely has more experience with it - he's been serving people a lot longer than I have). One blessing I've noticed in my life right now is that as I put my Relief Society duties and my sisters first in my crazy schedule, Christ has calmed the anxiety I would normally feel from not getting everything done that I planned to do. I feel peace through Him, as a blessing from doing what I can to serve His children.

Also, I've been able to stay afloat financially, and I believe that being able to keep my summer job throughout the school year was definitely a blessing from paying my tithing faithfully, even when I was running out of money.

I testify that God will not abandon those who are serving Him. All our losses will be made up to us, either in this life or the next. Like the Good Samaritan said to the innkeeper, "Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee." Jesus Christ will do the same for us, as we take care of each other. There is nothing to lose.

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