Sacrifice Money?

Posted By Elder Dakota Summers on Aug 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Hey everyone! It was another great week in Dacula!

Here is never a dull moment, we were knocking doors one afternoon and we came across a man that said if we don’t have $100 to give him then he doesn’t want to talk to us.

Well this particular afternoon it was hot and we wanted to get inside to teach someone so I wasn’t going down without a fight. I told he man we don’t have $100 but in return asked him why he needed $100.

He gave me the response that money was everything and that he doesn’t need God, he just needs money. I then told him that money is of the devil and that it doesn’t matter, but that his relationship with God is more important.

He said some things then told me he was Trump and I told him I didn’t care. He told me that either Trump or us need to leave cause we both couldn’t stay in America, so I told him that Trump better get going because his spirituality is more important than some piece of paper.

Long story short, the man cussed me out cause he said I’m wasting my time serving God and not going to college but hey it was worth a shot.

He told me he was messing around and he respects what we do but he wasn’t interested. 

On a more spiritual note I came across the story of Abraham when he was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac.

There is a lot of symbolism behind his story, the biggest one being the atonement. But when I read it this week I thought of my mission but also just life in general.

We are all servants of God, and everyday we are asked to do things God needs us to do because he is testing our faithfulness and our love for him.

There are several ways you can look at this and compare it to so many things but for me personally I looked at my mission as saw that I am faced with choices, to follow what is asked of me or to skim by doing the minimum, and in the end result we see the blessings and we see what God will make of us.

And throughout the whole time we are doing what is asked of us we will make mistakes, we fall short, but it’s because the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we are forgiven and come closer to our Father in Heaven.

Once I figured out how to use the Atonement in my daily life and not just when I make a huge mistake it really makes the difference, you can really feel the peace that the gospel can bring into your life.

I love all of you and I hope everyone has a happy eclipse day and a great week! 


Elder Summers

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