Mortal Angels In Our Lives

I find that vacation days and holidays are especially hard for me because I do not have my normal routine. That was true for me yesterday, due to the Presidents Day holiday.

The morning was OK because I had some great family activities. Then in the early afternoon I was able to complete some of my Church responsibilities. Then came late afternoon. What should I do?
Due to my new Law of Moses situation, I didn't have access to the Internet at home. That meant no working on my online journal, no working on my blog, no sharing missionary related stuff on Facebook, no doing any Indexing from home. Yes, I guess I could have done some reading, but I just wasn't inclined to just sit and read.
So what to do?  Obviously at times like these, unwanted thoughts have a way of entering my mind.  I didn't want those thoughts, but I was having difficulty getting rid of them.  Finally I got down on my knees and pleaded with my Heavenly Father to help me.  I stated that I knew I was weak and couldn't do this by myself.

I asked Him to send me a tender mercy of some kind to help me get rid of the thought processes that kept entering my mind.  I was keeping my hands busy doing stuff around the house but that didn't stop my mind from going places it didn't belong.

Not long after praying I received a text message from a friend.  I texted back to him and told him that I felt his text at that time was part of the answer to my prayers.  We continued texting throughout the afternoon and evening. When the day was over, between the two of us, we had texted a total of 87 messages.  And I was clean!

I am grateful for that angel who texted me.  He hardly knows me but was willing to spend his time blessing my life.

Here is a quote I love from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, October Conference 2008, “The Ministry of Angels”

I have spoken here of heavenly help, of angels dispatched to bless us in time of need. But when we speak of those who are instruments in the hand of God, we are reminded that not all angels are from the other side of the veil. Some of them we walk with and talk with—here, now, every day. Some of them reside in our own neighborhoods. . . Indeed heaven never seems closer than when we see the love of God manifested in the kindness and devotion of people so good and so pure that angelic is the only word that comes to mind.

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