Monday, July 29, 2013

Just Squash Him!

Satan does not cause our trials.
He comes while we are in the middle of them, when we are at our lowest, to see if we will follow him.
How pathetic is it that he must target us when we are weak, because he does not stand a chance against us when we are strong!
Moses 4:20-21
"And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent: Because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed...and upon thy belly thou shalt go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, between thy seed and her seed; And he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Just Squash Him!

Monday, July 22, 2013

I Will.

"I made my choice.
I mark this day,
The day I pledge to take His name.
I will stand
I will not fall
In a world that's weak
I will be strong.
I'll be true
I will choose His way
I know what's right and I will not change.
In a world where so many will not,
I will!"
I love this song! As I help others prepare for baptism I am reminded of the promises we make when we are baptized. I am recommited to follow through on my part and I know that I will be blessed with the strength to do so! --In a world when so many will not, I WILL!
Philippians 4:13
2 Nephi 31
Mosiah 18:8-10 (our baptism covenants)
Covenant: a two-way promise with our Heavenly Father

Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy 4th!!

Happy Independence Day!
Did you know the Revolutionary War was prophesied to occur 592 years before Christ was even born?
The American prophet Nephi saw Columbus and the Revolution. Check out 1 Nephi 13:12-20 (pg24 and 25 in the Book of mormon) Nephi knew that the Americas are the Promised Land talked about in the bible and that it was necessary for the inhabitants thereof to have freedom, the ability to use their agency to worship God as they wish.
Because of the Freedom of Religion the book of Mormon was able to be brought forth as a second witness of Jesus christ to prove that Christ's teaching really are the same yesterday, today, and forever! At no other time and in no other place in the world could this be done. I am very grateful for those who died so that we may exercise our freedom; and I am ever so grateful for those who died and sealed their testimonies of the Book of Mormon with their blood so that we may still have it today and be able to make  more informed choices!
God Bless America!
Choose the right :)
 - Sister Madsen

Monday, July 1, 2013

Week 4: Hope

Christ said " I am the Light of the world."
And He is! Literally, and spiritually. He created the sun, and without Him we would have no hope.
3 Nephi 9:18, John 8:12
A conference talk I like is about Hope and God's light. It is entitled "The Hope of God's Light" by President Dieter F Uchtdorf. I will attach a link to it at the bottom, I strongly encourage all of you to read it! I love this talk because there really is hope in the world. Even when we feel dark and completely alone, there is still hope! And that is because of Christ. He went lower than any man ever could, so that He may be with us as we face our trials. And He is, He is ALWAYS with us! We can be healed if we just turn to Christ and rely on Him, for He said: " I am the Light which shineth in the darkness." President Uchtdorf said: "God's light is real. It is availiable to all! It gives life to all things. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound... The darkness may not dissapate all at once, but as surely as night always gives

way to dawn, the light will come!"
Family and friends, there is hope! Trust in Christ and let His light replace any darkness in your soul! The darkness will surely fade, because it cannot exist in the presence of light! You are a child of God. Rise up and become the person you were designed to be!

PS: There's another Sis. Madson in my mission! Cool, eh?
I love you all!!
~Sister Madsen

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