Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A Woman of Faith - Drink deeply of the Living Water -
I like to collect articles, poems, thoughts, quotes and etc. Yesterday, I located the book that I keep these items in and thought I would like to share a portion of beautiful thoughts by Margaret D. Nadauld former YW General President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Oct. Conf. 2002
May you enjoy reading these words and realizing how much Heavenly Father loves each of you for the woman of faith that you are.
"A woman of faith is confident because she understands the divine plan of our Heavenly Father and her role to bless lives. She is confident that any sacrifice she makes is worth something in an eternal sense. She knows about sacrifice from knowing of the life of the Savior. She knows that her sacrifices may be small by comparison, but she knows that Heavenly Father understands and values what she does to strengthen her home and her family and the world in which she lives. Her confidence grows because she is virtuous and lovely and gracious, which is even better than beautiful. She has pure motives. She is loving and gentle and kind. The hearts of her husband and her children safely trust in her.3 And so do the children or youth or women that she has been called to teach, lead, serve, and love—they are drawn to her because of that special spirit that she radiates. It is the image of God that she has in her countenance that is appealing and important.4 She is confident that she is fashioning a character and a record of performance that will be invited to stand in the presence of her Heavenly Father. She will be able to do so with the sense that she fully belongs there, that she is known by Him and loved and valued and treasured forever and always.
A woman of faith trusts God...She knows of his interest in her life. She knows that he knows her. She loves His words and drinks deeply of the Living Water."