I was reading the book of mormon. I have been reading through this time with the object of learning how to be more patient, more loving, and better with rude people on the street especially. As I was reading I was in second nephi, chapter 4. And I came across this verse:
This is in the middle of Nephi letting us know that he is having a rough time with the sins around him, and how he has been looking to god for help. Then He said the part that really hit me:
Thats it!!! My focus has been wrong all along. I have been praying for months, asking the Lord on my knees to smite these people, or give them what they deserve, or something along those lines. I have asked for their hearts to be changed. I have pleaded for these things. When in fact, what I needed to do was turn in. Ask for the Lord to help me. Give me patience, make a way for me to get away from mine enemies. I have been asking the lord amiss, and have not received. Now I know that I will be able to overcome, because I have asked for the right thing.
I know that the scriptures have answers to literally every question that you can bring it. They can help you in all times, in all places. They are God's words to his children on earth. And the words of the prophets are also the same! they are Gods words to us! Know this my brothers and sisters that GOD LOVES US AND HE CARES ABOUT US and that HE HELPS US WHENEVER WE ASK HIM FOR IT. As long as we ask for the right things. This I know, and I share with all of you, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Ps. ONe investigator came to church. stayed one hour. pointed an imaginary gun at our Ward mission leaders head, and shot it, then ran out the church. Great week for investigators! Love all of you!!!