Thursday, May 17, 2012

How Great Shall Be Your Joy...

!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this song to be accessible for WEEKS!!! I've been checking youtube and grooveshark over and over again!!!

So I am uber excited about this...

The chorus is the best part.

And we are here to serve our King
Children of the most high
And this is good news that we bring
As we labor, gladly bringing souls to Christ!

D&C 18
15: And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16: And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

     Missionaries come from all over the world... from all walks of life. Missionaries change hearts. They save lives.
More than just lives, they save people for eternity.

I also like this part in the song:

Born the son of humble converts,
And I'm here to pay it forward. 

    Whether you are a convert or not... sharing the Gospel is a way to show gratitude for the knowledge that you have and to help your Father help others.

An instrument in His hands...

Oooohhh... I just love this song.

Is there anything more noble than serving your King?

Whether you're a missionary or not... share the Gospel. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, because you could make a difference.

I heard a radio interview where Steven Kapp Perry was interviewing a Palestinian woman. She was a convert to the church, and you know what got her interested in Mormonism?

She moved from Palestine to the U.S. to go to BYU here in Utah. She met a lot of Mormon friends who invited her to go to General Conference with them. There, she heard an apostle (or maybe the prophet; I can't remember...) mention Palestine.

She was so impressed, because you very rarely hear people refer to that area of the world as "Palestine". People always say Israel.

She was so impressed, in fact, that she got in touch with the missionaries and ended up joining the church.

I thought that story was really cool, and after listening to the interview, I thought about what a difference that one little action made in her life. Just the word he used.

Now the word Palestine did not convert her... but it sparked interest.

And led to her conversion.

The same thing could happen to you. You might think about all of the little missionary experiences you have had with friends, and you may feel like you haven't really made a difference.

But you never know.

You could be impacting someone's life in ways you can't even imagine.

"... how great shall be your joy..."

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