Monday, February 10, 2014

Obedience brings blessings, exact obedience brings miracles

Well everybody its that time of week again,
I know I say it all the time but I swear P-day comes around so fast! It just blows my mind every time when we are reporting our numbers Sunday night going through what we need to do better and improve on, what we did good and need to continue to do. It just hits me that the next day is P-day! It's always exciting for P-Day. But, if you use your P-day right it still should be a busy day. Only sometimes do you get some time just to lay down and relax. Doesn't sound fun at first but then it kind of nice, cause then you never get to lazy.
So this last week has been better for me personally. Of course through the Atonement and the Lord giving my Daily Bread that I need to work day by day, I have felt peace and contentment in my life as a missionary. Upon some serious reflecting while I was in sacrament meeting, I really stepped back and looked at the big picture of what I am doing out here, and who I represent. The thoughts I had come to my mind helped me tremendously once again. It seems here in the Mission field, at least for me, that every time when you think you just can't take anymore, can't go any further, work any harder , or do anything more to improve, they Lord just oh so gently gives you a little boost of Spiritual Energy to get keep on going. I have a learned a lot these last couples weeks and I have come to a more full understanding of the Gospel and the Atonement in my life.
Our Mission President last week had us print off a talk by Tad R. Callister about being a consecrated missionary spoken at the MTC in 2008. Oh man was that a good talk, it has inspired me to go beyond Obedience, and to reach Exact Obedience on my mission. To be one of those missionaries who has left everything on the Alter of sacrifice, and to be eye single to the Glory of God. This is something we can not achieve instantly, it takes a lot of work and evaluation, and re-evaluation in your personal commitment to serve the Lord. Anyone who is planning to serve a mission soon should read this talk, it is really good, and will help you prepare for Missionary work. As Elder Strobelt and I were Inspired to act on the message of Tad R. Callister, and to strive to become consecrated missionaries. This week we are doing what we call a " Exact Obedience Week" were we are going to exercise every ounce of Obedience that we have to bring for the blessing from heaven to improve this part of the Lord's vineyard that he has put us in charge of. I have Faith the we will witness miracles this week if we will exercises all the we have as servants of the Lord.
We are going to go forth with Faith, and preach Repentance to these people. Whither the choose to accept it or not is up to them, but we will do all that we can to make sure everybody hears the Gospel! I am excited for this week, and looking forward to another year and a half of this stuff. Just imagine how much I have changed now, and I think how much I have learned, and I still have another year and a half! That is so cool, and I am so grateful for this opportunity in my life! Thank you for all the support everyone has give to me, I feel you prayers, and I love you all!
-Elder Kikel

1 comment:

  1. obedience is when blessings to the people start to happen when you are praying for them. My mission this was true. I had to find out the hard way. But it was worth it. There is no greater joy than to convert a soul until the LORD.