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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nice Addition to My Day

Today I was in the middle of my scripture reading when the doorbell rang. Standing at my door were 2 nice ladies who were knocking doors in our neighborhood sharing spiritual messages from the bible. I told them that I just happened to be in the middle of my own scripture study. They asked what I was reading about and I told them that I was reading in the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Christ. I told them that I was in the middle of reading about Korihor and I gave them a summarized version of that story. I also added how everything on our earth denotes that there is a God and how interesting it is that people can act like they don't believe when there is evidence all around us that He lives.

They then related that to a story in the bible and started talking about how angels visited people in the bible and it's so important for us to read the word of God because angels don't visit us now and we need to learn from the people who have been visited long ago.

I told them - oh, I do believe that angels still visit us. They looked a little surprised and said, "Well, they don't visit people on earth anymore, but we can read about them in the bible and learn from what they tell us." I said, "No, I believe that God loves us just the same now as he did then. Our world has changed so much since then and I believe that God has a continuing interest in us. There is no reason why he wouldn't be talking to us now just like he did then. We can receive personal inspiration from him and I do believe that He and his angels still talk to prophets today."

They just stood there with a nice smile on their faces. I then thanked them for being willing to come and spend their time sharing spiritual messages with people and told them to have a nice day.

I didn't really know that I would have the opportunity to share my testimony with someone today because it doesn't seem to come along that often. The knock seemed to come at the perfect time. I do know that God lives, that he loves us, and that he continues to reveal His word to us so that we may know the truth and live righteously. He wants us to return to live with Him again. I love the Lord and am grateful to have this knowledge in my life instead of having to wonder and have unanswered questions.

7 comments:

Melanee said...

Sweet! I wasn't home, so they didn't come to my door. I just say thanks and let them go on there way. I do share that I have a wider believe than their religion allows (one too many debates with them). Most just leave. Funny. I never had an "visitors" like this up in PG.

Megz said...

Good for you. I usually try to hide from them and then feel so guilty because I would hate someone to treat our missionaries that way.
Thanks for sharing!

Piglet de' Erin said...

Wow, I would never have the guts that you have! But I am so impressed too.

Tif said...

Thanks for sharing that piece of your testimony with us, I feel your amazing spirit in so many of your posts. :)

Wendy Mohlman said...

Way to go, Renee. I'm a former sister missionary and someone who had to go door to door, it was so nice to have someone willing to talk, even if the person was a different religion. It's nice to know people have FAITH and believe in great things--at least that connects us. Thanks for your beautiful testimony--I tune into your blog often for that right there. :)

big8smiley said...

Thanks so much, all of you, for your nice comments! I really felt this morning that I should post that little experience and I'm so glad I did. It turns out I had a real "pickle" of a day and reading your comments right now brought a tear to my eye tonight!

Tamlynn said...

good for you!

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