Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Satan the false fisher of man

July 11, 2016
Satan the false fisher of man
This week was really amazing for I was able to see things in a different way. Thanks to the scriptures and Elder M. Russel Ballard and his talk in the Liahona of Oct 2014. This is a great talk for all of those fisherman out there, you know who you are, ha ha. Well this story reminds me of Sponge Bob... never knew it had some spiritual lessons in it till now.  He talks about how Satan studies our behavior and how he knows our "hunger" or weakness and uses those to bait, and lure us into his grasp just so we can be miserable like he is. In Sponge Bob we see the same concept, as the poor sponge and the star are lured to the hooks, thinking that its a fun and beautiful carnival.  With innocence in their hearts they fall for it, several times falling into the trap, then landing safely back on the ground. This seems to be the same in real life. We sometimes fall into temptation and seeing that it all goes well, we fall again. Its like this that Satan holds onto us. At first we don't see his chain but slowly it grows. Luckily for us, we like the sponge, have someone that warns us about the many temptations. This person for us is our beloved prophet. With love he helps us go through things but like the story of the sponge we fall to a point that we have been trapped by temptations and the world and Satan"s chains and hooks are deep within us.  Family, I can testify that there are many things that will look appealing to the eye and that we are human and weak but its when we know that there is hope through our Father's love and the love of the atonement of Christ that we can see that with them they are able to make everything possible even breaking the harsh chains that bind us. With love in my heart, I testify that JESUS lives for you, for me, for everyone willing to come unto him, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 THANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK you Sister and Brother Bowden, you are the best! I cant believe how much love you all have for me! These things are really special to me. I love you all! Also Brother Arroyo is the best! Thank you all!!!

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