Monday, March 20, 2017

A Desire to do Good

Lottie came home from church today singing a 
popular Mormon children's song.  
It goes like this: 
"I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands. 
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.
I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey."
If you are Mormon, inevitably, just reading that, you probably 
now have that little jingle stuck in your head.
And why not?  Those words have so much power; 
especially "I know the Lord provides a way."
I took this photo of Lottie in the barn at the ranch last week as she was 
dressed up in her pioneer clothes. 
She was all alone, sweeping the wood floors and talking to herself.
She was content and happy.
I watched her for what seemed like hours (snapping photos too),
 and I felt so much joy seeing her play and pretend.
I thought about my Father in Heaven, who watches me, loves me, and wants 
me to be happy just like I do, Lottie.
I know He feels joy when I choose the right and when I am constantly repenting 
with a desire to do good.
I know He provides a way when I am obedient to His words and 
His commandments even on the hardest, most impossible days.
I like to think that maybe God has a wall of cute photos
of me (and you!) somewhere.  
They are the moments in our lives when He's been most proud, 
or when we did something great or accomplished something 
difficult and came out wiser and happier.
He is, after all, my Father, and I am His daughter.

Can you imagine how HUMONGOUS this wall is?
Happy Spring!

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