This week, Sister Shurts and I tried something new. This quote was our inspiration-
"When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims of our affection, the demands of our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities." Ezra Taft Benson
So we really tried to get our priorities in order this week. Every night before we planned for the next day, we would make a list of the possibilities for the next day. Then we would go through and order them. We then started with number one and scheduled those things in, and whatever was left on the end we just let go and didn't worry about. Now, you may be wondering what the results of this little experiment were. Well, some days, almost every single plan we had ended up falling out, other days, not a single thing fell out. But everyday, the best possible things happened. We met so many amazing people!!
-We went by on a person we didn't know but who was saved in our GPS, it turns out she had met previously with the missionaries but then got quite sick. She wants us to come back in a few weeks.
-Another random name in our GPS happened to be a member of the church who has also been quite sick, we are going back next week.
-We made SO many phone calls on Tuesday, and almost everyone answered, or called right back. That never happens!
-I met a girl a little over a month ago that wanted a copy of a Book of Mormon. We have been trying to bring one over, but have never found her at home. We went by on Monday, we rang, and all I said on the speaker was 'Hallo, ist Esther zu Hause?' (Hi, is Esther home?) she recognized me immediately and invited us up.
-We met with this super chill guy from Jamaica and taught him about the Book of Mormon.
-A few weeks ago, we were walking down the street to an appointment. A woman rode past on her bike and we smiled at her. A few seconds later, I hear, 'Hallo, hallllllo!' We stop and turn around and see that the woman has stopped and gotten off her bike. She came back to us and we started talking. We were finally able to meet with her this week.
-And many more...
There are so many amazing things that we can do with our time. But we can never do it all. And that's ok. If we think back to the story of the bees from last week, we know that one little bee couldn't fill a whole frame of honey on its own. As long as we keep our priorities in order and do our best, we don't need to worry. The Lord will take care of the rest.
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." Corrie ten Boom