I Kept God First

I Kept God First

Last month was very special to me and to my family. I was ‘First”in my office. I never expected that I would be awarded ‘First.’ I always desired to be in the top four positions. I received the award ‘First’for “most dedicated and honest worker” in the whole office. I got this because of Heavenly Father’s grace.I know I am a weak person but I was able to achieve this feat because I kept God first in my life.

I fulfilled my calling and visiting teaching no matter whatever the condition was; because of this I received the award in my office. My mother is my companion in visiting teaching. As I paid tithing with a willing heart, God blessed our home with peace and joy. We got all the basic things we needed actually it is more than that.

One day when I was going home from my office, my friend told me she will drop me. I said okay. I always sit on one side on her Scooty when she drives. I heard in my heart a voice asking me to stop the Scooty and sit on two sides. To be honest, I ignored it. Second time again the spirit prompted me to sit on two sides again I ignored it. Third time again I felt the spirit, Then I listened to the Spirit and sat on both sides. Later,I understood if I had not done so I would have met with a painful accident. I was saved because of the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.

I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ is my best friend. I mean it! I am very grateful to my Heavenly Father for the wonderful gospel in my life. I am very grateful to Jesus Christ for choosing me and my family to this gospel. I am very grateful to God after 11 years my relatives came and stayed with us and we all enjoyed a lot. I am very grateful for my parents who are great examples to me. I know Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us. God loves us all so much; more than we imagine. God blesses us according to his time.

I know The Book of Mormon is true word of God. I am grateful for my Bishop Raju who sends sms daily regarding Scriptures which really motivates us. When we put God first, everything will be added unto us. I felt this strongly when I got the award. When I got the award I remembered a Scripture from Matthew chapter 6::33 “BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.” I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the only true church upon the whole face of the earth.I say in name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Jyothi Sharma, Hyderabad Stake.