This week we meet with our five investigators. It was neat to see the spirit touch their hearts as we taught. While teaching them I was able to recognize how the Spirit teaches through us when we are worthy of it. I learned a very important lesson. It is not me that teaches, it is the spirit!
For Christmas our Mission President gave us a quote about prayer. It talked about how every morning a missionary should pray that the spirit can work through them to teach people and find people to teach. I started to do that this week. I was able to see all the miracles in my life and teaching became easier. It was no longer what can I do more, but rather what can I do so the Spirit can do more. The spirit is how God speaks to us. It is how we can do all things through him.
I'd like to share a scripture from the Book of Mormon. It is Alma 26:12. Ammon, a missionary, had just finished his mission and he is talking about all the success they had. His fellow missionary tells him he is boasting, and this is his response.
12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
I learned through God we can do all things. Once we admit that, amazing things begin to happen in our lives. I know God loves me and He loves each and every one of us. I'm so grateful to be a missionary!