Where there is Hope, there is Faith, where there is Faith....MIRACLES HAPPEN
AN INVITATION AND A PROMISE
An invitation was extended, to those who were valiant and fearless, to step out of the ordinary and journey as did the Wise Men of old, to seek out the Christ Child. Our purpose and intent on going on such a journey was to reach a desired destination, a place where we could be brought into the presence of the Son of God.
We began our journey with high hopes of changing our lives and becoming ready and worthy of the desires of our hearts....to be healed and made whole, to be embraced in His arms and feel His ultimate love for us.
The promise was given that if we chose to sojourn, our lives would be changed forever. I’m sure that many desired to go, but were not prepared to begin. And some began with great hopes, but were pulled in other directions. It is not an easy venture, but we learn and grow as we go, because the trials that come along the way are really opportunities to TRY our faith. Faith is a choice to trust God even when the pathway seems uncertain.
BEHOLDING THE SON OF GOD!
And when we saw the star, we rejoiced with exceeding great joy....for we have been led by the Spirit, to come to this ‘fruitful’ place. And when we heard the carols we were overcome as we humbly beheld the Son of God. With humble hearts we worshiped the Holy Child and presented the sacrifice that we had prepared to offer Him....our hearts.
We rejoice as we find rest for our souls, for His peace now fills our hearts.
Our journey is complete; and we are filled. Our lives are changed forever!
As you know, the end of one journey creates desires to begin another.
The beginning of a New Year is upon us, let us take the opportunity to select a goal or a desire for improvement, and begin anew....another journey. The ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ is always available to join you and be your guide. The steps are in place, the pathway is sure and will bring you to a ‘fruitful’ place...to a destination where dreams become reality and life will never be the same.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encourages us to journey forward, and shape our future, with these words; “God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.
“God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe” (“Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast” [Brigham Young University fireside, Sept. 12, 2004], 2–3, speeches.byu.edu).
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
If you are interested in going on this personal journey, my ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ workbook will get you going at your own speed.
To Purchase: Look for it under the Art Gallery Tab on this website. Don’t forget to read the WHISPERINGS BLOG entries that go along with this journey.
This Workbook walks you through the simple process that can help you find peace in your life as you apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ to your problems and challenges and then enjoy a life of true joy and happiness.
To those who made the journey, we hope that it was a very ‘fruitful’ journey and that you would now witness to the world something that you learned along the way. I invite you to please post something from your experience that would bless the life of another. I realize it is a very personal experience, so just post the part that would encourage another to have the experience they need to shape their future. Thank You!!
Let’s just BELIEVE!
Faith doesn’t make sense. It makes MIRACLES!!
Until next time,