Wow! I can't believe this was two years ago. Then, emotionally and spiritually, I was stretched thin. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life! But, putting on this conference, I had to find the strength I didn't even know I had.
I would love to tell you that everything went perfectly, but it didn't! But how it turned out was exactly how Heavenly Father wanted it. If everything went perfectly, then I wouldn't have learned all that I did.
I remember one day I was in the parking garage of the Salt Palace. Shane and I both went there to pay a portion of the rental fee. Shane forgot something in the car, so I went down to get it by myself. I was so stressed, so overwhelmed, so defeated that I wanted to disappear, I wanted to crumble to the ground and not get up! I could not go forward anymore. The conference was only 5 weeks away, and we had only sold around 100 tickets; our goal was 1500! Why was I put in this situation? Why was I so impressed by the Spirit to take...
Do you believe God thinks you are mentally strong, and he trusts you to make your own decisions? I believe he has more faith in us than we do in ourselves!
While reading the "Come Follow Me" lesson for this week in Ether, we learn about the Brother of Jared. The Lord asked the Brother of Jared to take the people to the promised land. God shared with him how to make the barges as unto a tight dish. And he went to work and built the barges according to the instructions of the Lord.
"And it came to pass that the Brother of Jared cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord, I have performed the work which thou hast commanded me, and I have made the barges accordingly as thou hast directed me. And behold, O Lord, in them there is no light..." God asked the Brother of Jared, "What will ye that I should do that ye may have light in your vessels?" The Brother of Jared thought about it for a while. He carved out some rocks out of the mountain that was "Clear as glass." "And I know, O Lord, that thou...