Saturday, March 31, 2012

How Firm a Foundation

Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Give assistance or aid to.
This word was is an answer to my prayers.  I've received so much assistance, love and support since moving to Brazil and continue to receive it.  If you have done anything, big or small you have been an answer to my prayers.  Thank you.  Before we moved to Brazil I wasn't sure if it was the best choice for our family.  It took a few months for me to receive an answer to my prayers asking about this decision.  I wasn't sure about what to do.  So I trusted Drew's decision.  Then I received my answer. 

This is from my journal in January...
 Sunday, January 13, 2011
I think I'm still waiting and receiving answers about Brazil.  In church today, we sang How firm a Foundation.  I love this song.  As I was singing, these words jumped out at me, "At home or abroad, on the land or the sea - as thy days may demand, as thy days may demand, as thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be."  I also vividly saw these words from my patriarchal blessing, "Now the day may come, Eryka, when you will have the desire to go out into the world taking principles of life and salvation unto the children of our Father in Heaven and if that desire so comes the way will be made open unto you."  I also remembered the title and advice Elder Eyring gave us from the latest conference, Trust in God, Then Go and Do.  I had a strong feeling of peace and support come over me.  I've never had this kind of answer.  I felt like it was directed just for me. 

Tonight, as I was listening to conference this song was sung again.  I had the strongest feeling of knowing I am loved.  I know that my Heavenly Father loves me.  He hears my prayers and answers them.  He has a plan for me and has provided amazing friends for me to receive assistance and support from.  He has blessed me with an amazing husband.  He loves me, supports me and comforts me.  I have three wonderful kids that also bless my life more than anything.  I love being their Mom.  I'm so thankful for my beliefs.  I love listening to conference and hearing the words of our living prophets.  I know that it truly blesses my life.  


Gail said...

iptieloEWe feel so blessed to have you in our lives. Our grandchildren are being taught in word and deed by a true daughter of God. We love you.

Corinne said...

You know, this song really affected me too this time around. So glad you got some comfort :)