I really need to post about my testimony a bit today. Over the years of being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have often wondered how people gain a testimony.
Over the years, I have really tried to do what the Lord has asked of me. In some areas, I have failed miserably, in others I have done better.
What I have noticed, is that the more I choose to follow the teachings of Christ and "prove the Lord, herewith" I see that not only do I feel a greater desire to make better choices, but I have started to have aversions to choices that would lead me away from these good feelings I have been having.
So, this being said, WHY do I have a picture of "Fix A Flat" in this post? WELL, I walked out of my office to go home and before I got in the car, I felt prompted to look at my tires. I never look at my tires. I don't care about my tires. They don't excite me in the least. So, I looked at my tires and one of them was flat. I figured I must have ran over something.
I immediately called my husband to come and help me change the tire. I sat in the car and waited for him to come. When he got there, I popped the trunk and saw my little miracle. The can of Fix A Flat!!! I swear the thing smiled at me.
I filled the tire (DO NOT get this stuff on your hands... it STINKS!!!) and was able to drive home without incident.
Why do you ask does this help my testimony?!?!?
We are constantly being counseled by the prophets of the Church to be prepared; financially, food storagely, spiritually, etc. (Remember the parable of the 10 Virgins?)
I decided a long time ago, that I would buy a fancy, schmancy First Aid kit as well as an Emergency Road Side Car Breakdown Sort of Thing kit and keep them in the trunk of my car.
I WAS PREPARED!!!!! I actually started getting a little weepy on the way home sharing my little testimony builder with my hubby over the phone.
I know that to some you may think that this is no big deal, but the moral of my story is, Listen to the Counsel of the Lord. This moment in my life gave me the little boost I need to better stock our food storage, save as much money as our budget will allow and do all I can to be temple worthy.