This week has been a joy, about half way through the week Elder Glad and I realized we needed to be more diligent in listening to the spirit for finding and speaking to our brothers and sisters. So we have been doing our best to do so and we are starting to have more success now in finding. Though it was towards the later part of the week so we only found 2 new investigators but will find many more this week.
This week I have been working hard towards growing in my temperance/self mastery. I quote I heard this past week was something along the lines of "self mastery is necessary to invoke the power of the priesthood". I believe that full heartedly to be true. If i get frustrated or angry and cannot learn to control those emotions and reactions I will have no power and will end up listening and acting based off satans views. I do not want that. I have been working towards learning to control thoughts and motivations and pushing through when i am tired or unmotivated. For example in the mornings I do as you suggested and when i get up and as we run i start to think of the future, of visions, goals, and dreams i have and how i need to learn to push through and keep going in diligence to get there, i know to well that without being uncomfortable i am likely not growing. As i have been doing this there has been much change in me. I am also doing the same with diet, as i have realized God has blessed me with a beautiful tabernacle and i am the steward over and need to take great care of it. Especially if i want to access the full blessings the holy ghost can offer. If i am not taking care of my body I will have limited access to this gift and blessing from Father.
Henry is doing alright but not as hot as he was before. He has been slowing down quite a bit on his personal prayer and scripture study and that is where his problem lies. Our last lesson we invited him to pray and think about where he wants to see himself in 1 year and in 5 years and to write down his goals/vision for himself. Next time we will help him make plans to get there. (reading,praying, listening to spirit). We also were blessed to be able to get Pat Spurgeon to go to womens conference with Sister Reed, we heard she had a wonderful time. That she showed up in a bad mood after fighting with family but was about in tears by the end of it, she felt the spirit.
This was part of a talk I loved.
After Jesus had been teaching the Nephites as a resurrected person, giving them as much truth as in his wisdom he felt they could absorb at one time, he counseled them to go to their homes, and to ponder in their hearts the things he had said, and to pray to the Father in his name to find out if they were true, and then to come again on the morrow and he would teach them more.