This is My Experience Exactly

*Today’s App Message: Special Edition

Abraham 2:8

Question

In this scripture the Lord gives a beautiful promise that “My hand shall be over thee.” How have you felt the Lord’s hand in your life?
What can you do, as Elder Rasband invites, to recognize the Lord’s hand even in the “small details” of your life?

Scripture

8 My name is Jehovah, and I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee.

Abraham 2:8

Quote

Dear Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin spoke of an occasion when President Thomas S. Monson said to him: “There is a guiding hand above all things. Often when things happen, it’s not by accident. One day, when we look back at the seeming coincidences of our lives, we will realize that perhaps they weren’t so coincidental after all.”…
Through the experience of my own life’s journey, I know that the Lord will move us on that seeming chessboard to do His work. What may appear to be a random chance is, in fact, overseen by a loving Father in Heaven, who can number the hairs of every head. Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without our Father’s notice. The Lord is in the small details of our lives, and those incidents and opportunities are to prepare us to lift our families and others as we build the kingdom of God on earth. Remember, as the Lord said to Abraham, “I know the end from the beginning; therefore my hand shall be over thee.”…
What should you be looking for in your own life? What are God’s miracles that remind you that He is close, saying, “I am right here?” Think of those times, some daily, when the Lord has acted in your life—and then acted again. Treasure them as moments the Lord has shown confidence in you and in your choices. But allow Him to make more of you than you can make of yourself on your own. Treasure His involvement. Sometimes we consider changes in our plans as missteps on our journey. Think of them more as first steps to being “on the Lord’s errand.”

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

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