I've been pondering the meaning of 2 Nephi 28:30. 30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. I've put some thought into what is meant by the last portion. If we do not use or apply or exercise the knowledge that has been given to us, it will be taken away from us. When we learn a principle or a doctrine, and don't apply it, we lose it. Just as with math I suppose; when we learn a new mathematical principle and then take the test and never use it again, we lose it. The Lord will bless us with knowledge line upon line, precept upon precept. We have to lay down the foundation and build upon that each time the Holy Ghost reveals something new to us, or it will fade away.
We did some service for the food pantry in West Chicago again on Saturday. I love helping the people that come there. Mosiah 2:17
We had great lessons with Chakita and Angel. Chakita didn't come to church, again... No one did this week. Bummer! Haha The spirit was very strong in both of these lessons. We had members help us teach both of them and both the members afterward thanked us for bringing them along. If you want to feel the spirit in your life, go out with the missionaries! Or even better, do your own missionary work and give the missionaries referrals (;
I've spend a considerable amount of time studying about the apostasy and the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith this week. I feel like the more you study the apostasy, the greater the light of the restoration becomes. I spent a lot of time in 1 Nephi 13, 2 Nephi 3, and Jesus the Christ ch. 40-41.
One of the days this week I stepped in a puddle and it drenched my entire foot. It was also 15 degrees outside. But we kept on tracting for the next 3 hours(: gotta love it!
It rained last Monday and then froze by Tuesday morning. It was like walking on an ice rink all day. We probably fell like 8 times each.
The gospel is true.