Started my Oral Communications 101 class last night. So far it doesn’t seem too scary.
It’s been a while since I’ve been in a truly secular environment, and I was last night. One of the optional prompt questions in the get-to-know-you part was what one question would you ask God? I didn’t ask and wasn’t asked this question, but some people did. They had very legitimate questions they would ask. Here’s what struck me: they don’t know they can ask Him these questions AND, most importantly, He WILL answer. Part of me wanted to defend God last night, but it wasn’t the place or the time. And God can defend Himself.
I was asked to tell one exciting thing about me and my answer was that I’m a missionary. The teacher asked what it meant and I answered that I go on international trips to tell people about Jesus. Yes, I actually said His name in a public, community college class.
Think I labeled myself the crazy Christian girl though.
Not used to being the odd-ball with that label.
So I sat through the rest of the class with my heart-broken for these people, and worried that they think I’m a nut job.
BUT, I know He has me in this particular class for a reason. Maybe I’ll be able to show at least one person His love somehow.
Now I’m a missionary in a very local area with, seemingly, no one else with me (besides the Holy Spirit of course.) I’m excited and nervous all at once.
I’m going to learn about a lot more than just verbal and non-verbal communication.
3 thoughts on “Mid June 2014”
I loved your post! I am also a missionary and I admire your strength in sharing who you are and what you do with your class. I know you will be able to touch someone in your class and be a good example to them. There is a scripture that I love that talks about how we will receive answers to our prayers. It reads, “Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.” This scripture is found in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 4:35. I also know that we can ask God our questions, and we will receive answers. The scripture can be found at: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/4.35?lang=eng#34. In addition, how have you found answers to your prayers?
I’ve received answers many different ways. Sometimes through asking for wisdom and finding something in the Bible that teaches me, sometimes by asking for provision and receiving it. other times by praying for the needs of others and them receiving what they need.
That is so true. I have also found that answers don’t always come in the same way every time. I have seen answers come from things that people say that specifically answer my prayers and the scriptures. They also come through feelings of peace and through powerful feelings that come to me that testify of truth. There is this video that I found that I really love that describes how revelation comes: http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/mormon-messages?v=1737858986001 I would love to hear what you think of it. 🙂