For my little thought of the week or whatever I just want to talk about obedience! It's something that I've been thinking a lot about lately! There's a lot of rules that I don't understand why it's so important to keep like I can't chew gum in the MTC or in public in the field and even tho I don't know why It's important I have been trying to follow that rule and I have noticed I've been happier and I've been learning more and just I feel more peace! Something you hear a lot here is "STRICT OBEDIENCE" and at first I was like yeahhhh.... whatever! hahah But it is true! As I've been keeping little rules like waking up at 6:30 and not chewing gum I've been able to learn more spanish and I feel closer to god! I love It! Sorry this is totally cliche missionary but I want to share a couple sciptures with you guys!
2 nephi 33:4 It talks about nephi thinking his words are weak but the lord will make them strong to the people. hahaha if nephi thinks his words are weak then mine are... I don't even know what to compare them to lol. But I do know that I am not the teacher at all. I just have to live worthily for the holy ghost and Slap them spiritually with the holy ghost and let it do the teaching!
2 nephi 33:6 "I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; I glory in my jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell" BEST SCRIPTURE EVER haha for me!! I love it cause our gospel is made to be so simple, a lot of people like to try to make it into this deep thinking meditating process but i just try to look at it with plainness, and I do glory in jesus! I know that he has made me strong on my mission and He has saved me! and whenever I am sad and I just want to go home because I would rather watch regular show he picks me up and helps me carry on! Jesucristo es mi slavador y el es mi mejor amigo! I love you guys! I can't wait to be with you guys again but I love this work and I love everything the gospel has to offer! That's why I must serve! love you all! carrry on and pressforward:)
<3 Elder Jordan James Jensen