We had our Christmas conference this last week which was such a blast! We got good food, and heard from our mission president and his wife, and we all performed skits, some were just hilarious, and then we got to watch a movie! That was weird. And then we played games and exchanged gifts. It was such a great day.
Something neat I have noticed is throughout all the houses I visit I can feel the spirit in a Christ centered home. I have been in some really nice houses for America here, but I have felt more peaceful in a house with no floor and cardboard walls because they have the spirit. It is a weird feeling, but I learned that making Christ the center of your home is one of the most important things you can do, no matter what your situation is or how nice your house is.
There was this quote on the Program from the Christmas Conference I really liked,
"There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is the time to love the Lord our God with all our heart—and our neighbors as ourselves.
It is well to remember that he who gives money gives much, he who gives time gives more, but he who gives of himself gives all. Let this be a description of our Christmas gifts."
I really love this quote and how we need to remember Christ during this season. How when we strive to be like him, our lives are blessed, and in order to strive to be like him, we need to study his teachings. I will leave with another quote I heard at my zone training yesterday,
"All Satan has to do to win is get good men to do nothing"
I hope that none of us get to complacent and we can give ourselves this Christmas. To not look to do it to be recognized, but privately. Make it a big deal for the person being served, not for yourself, that is when I feel the greatest joy. I sometimes want to shout, "I was the one that did that!" but by helping someone and not taking credit is so much sweeter.
I hope you have a great week! Choose to be happy, and Let the Lord bless you!