Many years ago when my husband was dying of cancer, I had not had time to make bread, which my children ate for breakfast every morning. My unsaid prayer was for bread for my children. That morning, my neighbor, not a member of our church, appeared at my door with a loaf of homemade bread! This was not something she had ever done. it was a testimony to me that Heavenly Father was aware of me and my small needs at this difficult time in my life. Thank you for sharing this story.
I remember sharing my patriarchal blessing with a friend. Her immediate response was that I was not living up to what it said about me.
I felt unknown by her and others because I WAS living up to that part of my blessing, but have always taken seriously the commandment not to do my alms before men. I no longer share my blessing. I no longer speak to my former friend. But the Lord knows I am doing my good works. He knows me.
Thank you for this profound article. It will be a source of strength to many.
This is a wonderful reminder of how my prayer of yearning was answered, when all I had left to ask in prayer, was : I needed a hug, just one, this particular day.. Everytime something good came along, I looked to heaven & asked,"Is this how God gives a hug?" And I whispered each time "thank you" ....Before the end of the day,, I received the very best hug from an old friend who was inspired to come to the temple (not knowing we'd ever see each other again, or knowing we had both moved to this new State) Yes, Heavenly Father knows us & where we are & what we need. Thank you for reminding me of His abundant love .
I had a similar experience recently as I was struggling within and finding myself discourage. Was I doing nay good in the world I asked myself. As I arrived at my desk there was a large fruit basket with a card. The card was from 2 women who I once worked with but not any longer. They expressed heart felt appreciation for me and all the little things I do to make the work place better. That was the shot in the arm I needed that day after a humble prayer!
Thank you for this beautifully inspired article. It made me feel known!
Maurine, so beautifully written. Makes me feel like I was back in Israel again hearing one of your sermons. Thank you!!
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