11.02.2013

Paint One On Your Heart

It seems like these past couple months I have just been bombarded with Missionary related things....

My little sister is leaving in 23 days to serve a Full time LDS Mission to Madrid, Spain and I could not be more excited for her. (I might mention that I also could not be more nervous!)
A couple weeks ago Ben and I were asked to give talks in Sacrament Meeting in our new ward, both of us were given topics surrounding Missionary Work.
Tonight I attended my parent's Stake Conference meeting to hear my Mom and Dad speak, as he was recently called to be the Stake President. The whole meeting was focused around Missionary Work.
And last month as I listened to General Conference, every talk seemed to bring Missionary Work to the forefront of my mind.


Long story short... I think Heavenly Father has been trying to get me to notice something... that I need to be more focused on Missionary Work. And who of us doesn't? Everyone who has entered the waters of Baptism accepted a call to be a missionary. But how often do we forget that?
Throughout all of these experiences, I have felt the overwhelming urge to do better at sharing the Gospel. To be more willing to recognize promptings from the Spirit, and to be more readily prepared to feel of that Spirit.
Something that was brought up in tonight's meeting was that we often feel so wonderful and filled when we leave a church meeting or listen to a General Conference talk. We feel energized and a new resolve to do the things the Lord would have us do. But .... we often forget to "start doing". We forget to pick somewhere and make a move. We forget to make our belief into the action word that is "Faith"! This idea hit me hard. So often I ask for my Heavenly Father to show me the way, to direct me to where and what I need to be. . . But I am quick to dismiss promptings, I am slow to act, and I can always think of an excuse as to why it is not the time to take that next step. But I am starting now, and I hope that some of you will too!
The best part of it all, is that we are definitely not alone in this work.


The church has created some awesome resources to help members to share the Gospel and to help those seeking knowledge of the Gospel find what they are looking for.
One of the best resources is Mormon.org. This site is incredible. There is an answer, explanation, and more for every Gospel subject. There are FAQ you can direct investigators too, or even review yourself! I love using this site as a resource for me, and I know it can be a blessing to those who want to know more about the gospel. If you don't know where to start, make a profile on mormon.org, and share it on your FaceBook page or blog, ect... If you need help doing this, please leave a comment and I will be glad to help! You can see my profile Here.
They even have these cute buttons to put on your blog that link back directly to your profile!

One more thing that you can do easily is to use hash tags in your social media posts to link back to the Church. Using social media as a platform for our Faith is an incredible tool. The Church has even put out a list of suggested hash tags in order to, "better organize social media discussions surrounding Mormonism." I love this! You can view the list of suggested hash tags Here.

So can we do it?! I think so! Let me know how you are sharing the Gospel! 
and remember:
"If you're not a full time Missionary, with a Missionary badge pinned to your coat..... Now is the time to paint it on your Heart." -Neil L. Anderson

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