Sunday, January 9, 2011
Sorry it has been so long since I have written, but it has been hectic since I have been home. It is weird to try and keep up with all of the things that you learn on your mission. First of all coming home makes the mission feel like a dream and you almost wonder if you have been a sleep for two years. Every one has changed and grown up and you have too, you feel as if you almost never left. Then when you leave for school almost exactly two weeks after getting, you feel a little rushed. I have had a hard time keeping up with the little things that feed my spirit. That is why I like church so much it helps me get back on track and realize the things that I need to do. God has such a perfect plan to have a day set aside to remind us what is really important, any way I know that God loves us and watches out for us. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I Love Sundays They always refresh me it is a day to remember the Lord and his goodness. They also help me recharge for the rest of the week. I would also like to thank all those who have been so supportive with this blog. I will try to keep it up after I get home but I don't know how things will bee when I get home. So thank you all and the next post with be by Chris Colby not Elder Colby.
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Friday, December 10, 2010
For the longest time missionaries have been told not to get on the Internet. It has been something that has been taboo. But now there are quite a few missionaries online. (I don't know exactly how many.) So what are we doing? We are taking back the Internet from all the filth that is on it by promoting Christ centered blogs and conversations; and inviting people to come to Christ and learn about His restored Gospel. This is in an effort to stay the tide of negative, and frankly disgusting, content on the Internet. While we can get rid of it, we can defiantly make it easier to find uplifting and spiritually filling content for the starving souls of this world. I have been surprised at how much of a positive response we have found and how much the online community wants the truths of the Gospel. As online missionaries we are available to chat and answer questions, to help people learn about the Gospel, and to try our best to strengthen people’s faith in Christ. We are on blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, and we are eager to help you on your personal journey to find the Savior. If you have any questions you can find me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/christpher.m.colby.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
So, on Sunday(November 28) in Priesthood we had a lesson on talks given by Jeffery R. Holland and President Monson from the October General Conference, and I was listening to President Monson's talk he gave on gratitude. I got to thinking, which is dangerous I know but I can't help myself, and so as I was thinking thoughts keeped coming to my mind and as the thought often has crossed my mind that I could have done a lot better on my mission with many of the things. like things I did not do, or finish, or even over come. But as the Holy Ghost and the words of the prophet have a way doing, the words sank into my soul and some interesting thoughts came to mind on gratitude. For instance the unintentional limits we place on what we can be grateful for, like home, love, and family. While all of these things are great things to be thankful for, we can and should try to expand our minds, like my mind was expanded on Sunday. For instance the thoughts that came to mind were that I should be grateful for all of the times when I did succeed at overcoming a challenge and rising above myself, while those may or may not be few they are a testimony of what can be done with God's help, and what I should always be striving for. They are God's way of showing me what I can be and what he wants me to be, so I am grateful for the times when I did push through and overcome, rise above myself and do some good. It was said on Sunday, and I can't remember it exactly, or who the quote was by, but it was: "To be ungrateful is to turn your back on God". When I think about that it is true, when we are not grateful we have blinded ourselves to what God has given us and we be come blind to him. God has said: "And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments." (Doctrine and Covenants 59:21) Joseph Smith also said: "If you get on your knees every night and thank the Lord for all of the blessings of that day you will eventually find your self Exalted in the Celestial Kingdom of God" To me gratitude is one of the noblest virtues and one I am constantly working on. It is also and action word not something that is passive we need to show our gratitude by our actions, words, and the way we live our lives. A life lived in the act of being grateful, is a life lived in perpetual happiness, of this I testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Today's post is short and sweet. I just feel like proclaiming to the world that Jesus is the Christ! He is our Savior and my King and Leader and friend! It is amazing how he works and the mysterious ways He helps each and every one of us. Which is something I am grateful for. His love and care are great and he has a plan for each one of us. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
To live life is the lot of all humans, we go about things with seeming purposeless regularity. We wake up, and eat, and work, and sleep, and do things over and over again. Why? Why do we do anything? Why are some people driven while other struggle to get themselves out of bed in the morning? Why are some content with the mundane while other strive for greatness? Some are dreamers, and some are those who's dreams are their reality. It is puzzling, what are we here to do and to learn? What is our purpose to live and to love and to die and be no more? Or are we strangers here, having wandered from some other place? We all seem to want good, could it be that the place we came from was a place of magnificent light, where we felt perfect love? Is that why we are always searching for love and acceptance, why we need interaction with others?
Sometimes I feel as if I am supposed to do something great. I was, and am, and can be some one who does something, but I can never seem to rise above my weakness to find my wings and soar, and to unlock my limits that are self imposed and or seem to be pressed on me by another. I want to do so much good but can't seem to do any good, and my good intentions are paving my way to hell. I don't know what the future holds but I want to make my mark, and to love others. I try to live the life of a servant the Savior but I am slave to my appetites. It is however comforting to know that Christ has promised me that I will, with his help, be able to overcome my weakness and become strong once again like we were before we lived here on earth. The fact that we sometimes feel like strangers in our world is because we came from a more exalted place. That place was in the presence of the Father of our spirits. We are not humans who occasionally have encounters with spiritual things, we are spiritual beings having a human experience to learn and grow. Our life is one of choices and what the Father is trying to teach us here is that the way to happiness is through his Plan, through the Atonement of the Savior and overcoming our faults, and loving others. That is our job, to try and learn to love and to chose God over anything else. The choice to be happy is ours, we can grow and learn under the tutelage of a loving Father in Heaven and learn true happiness and true joy, or we can try to fill our lives with things that increasingly fail to satisfy. I know that our Father loves us and he sent his Son, Jesus Christ to pave the way to true happiness and and show us that by following Their plan we can be happy now, and forever. Life is meant to be happy if we choose it to be, we are beings of light, we love to have light in our lives; and our families can be light, our friends can be light, and most of all Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can be light. Anyway I know Jesus Christ lives and loves us.
If this seems random it's just what came out today. I love Jesus Christ and am grateful for all that he does for us, and I love my family who are a huge light in my life. Though things may seem dark and bleak look to the light of Christ, and to what ever light you can grab onto and learn to love and learn to communicate with our Father in Heaven through prayer. Life is good though it is never easy to overcome hardships, we become strong in Christ. Be grateful for the knowledge of Christ it is how we can overcome. To end, a happy life is to know and love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.