Thursday, September 11, 2008

On a more spiritual note...

I have been lately so reminded on how strong the power of prayer is and how without it, I would be seriously LOST! Since I can remember as a small little girl, with no family to call my very own I would lay there praying to my Heavenly Father to help me find a home, and when he did, I swore I would never let go of him. Now as an adult I find myself at times still that same little girl praying to him for guidance, strength and love when I feel like I have none. Prayer is my reminder that I do have someone watching me, loving me, caring for me, listening to me and most of all waiting for me to return. How great it is to know this, to really feel with all my heart and soul his infinite love for me. I know that throughout my life I have wondered like so many "why me?" What have I done to deserve the things in my life that are NOT the way that I want them to be, even after I have done all I can to change them! But again through the power of prayer I am reminded that I have and can change, and that is the way I feel about the situations and accept them for WHAT they are and love those unconditionally the way our Saviour has taught. I can not change people and I am sure there are some who would like to change me! The one thing some don't understand is that I express my love through whatever I am doing. Whether it be a homemade gift or making someone feel "extra" special. I never or nor do I ever think to do something to "outdo" someone or to make them feel less of a woman or mother. I will be the first to say that all that I am, which in my eyes could be so much better, is because of other amazing women in my life, just thinking I could name 20 ladies who have helped and inspired me to be better, to think better and to live better. If there is anything that I can do to give that back to someone, then I will, not through words but through my hands. I have learned that from my savior and "His Hands" show his love for me! I am so thankful for my knowledge of my Heavenly Father's plan for me, that he wants me to be happy that he knows how I am feeling and by that has put people in my life who truly do care for me. I have never claimed to be perfect, my life is not perfect but his gospel is. Through faith and the power of prayer I know of his love....and that feeling is just so wonderful!

5 comments:

Christian said...

I have been trying to see your Super Saturday stuff, but can't get it to come up, can you leave me a comment with the link please?

Positively Creative! said...

Hi! Just go to encinassupersaturday.blogspot.com
Hope this helps!

Autumn said...

wow nicole thanks for sharing! I so needed this right now!

Kellee Johnston said...

Thanks for always making me feel special, I thank God for your friendship and the "family" that we have to be able to share. It is so true on prayer and believing and Knowing that God is there to hear us maybe not always answer how we think it should be but to work life out how he feels right. You are so talented and what a Gift God has blessed you with to be able to share so much!

Love ya Kell

gigi said...

This is so beautifully written from your heart. I appreciate these words and the reminder.