Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises

I know that not everyone who reads my blog is religious, but I really wanted to share this talk that I read by one of the leaders of my church. It is by Elder Spencer Condie, and it is called Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises. You can click on the link to read the talk, or listen to it by clicking here.

One of my friends who has battled IF for a long time shared it with me, and I LOVE it. It seemed like he was speaking directly to me and any other person out their who has longed for a child. One of my favorite lines says, "Sometimes, in our earthly impatience, we may lose sight of the Lord’s precious promises and disconnect our obedience from the fulfillment of these promises. The Lord has declared: 'Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfilled?'" DH and I are pretty religious, so I found it comforting to have a reminder that one day we WILL have a family. Maybe not on our timeline, but it will happen!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! My brother told me something along those lines tonight. He's in school to be a youth minister, and he's amazing. He's my little brother, but with regard to faith, he's my BIG brother. He said, "I know you don't want to hear this, and I'm not trying to get holier-than-though on you, but I truly believe that you WILL be a Mom one day. I just think that you're rushing it. It's not time."

    When I told my husband about that tonight, I said, "You know... he's one of the few people on the planet who could've told me that I'm rushing it, and me actually HEAR him."

    Sending you a hug!
    Thanks for sharing!