Why We Ask Questions

Why We Ask Questions
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Questions of the Soul

Happy New Year everyone!

Let us just pause and think about last year. Think about the goals you had, the things you learned, the people you met, and the memories that you made. Isn't that incredible? All that happened in a single year. When the new year comes, it is of course the time that everyone reevaluates what they did and of course thinks of ways they can do better.

What a good time for me to do the same thing:) Hence the change in my focus for my blog. To understand the rest of my posts for this year, let me just give you a little background as to why I chose this particular focus. Since October of 2013 I have been a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have loved it so incredibly much! My job as a missionary is to, with my human faults, proclaim the gospel to people and help them come unto Christ.

In fact, I made a little banner made up of mixed scriptures to help me remember my purpose.

"Behold, I Sister Allen am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of Him to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. Nevertheless, Sister Allen labored much in the spirit, wrestling with God in mighty prayer, that He would pour out his spirit upon the people who were in the city; that He would also grant that she might baptize them unto repentance." - Many different scriptures

That is why I am here. It is a bold statement, but I know my purpose and I can't shrink or shy away from it. Now what I want to focus on is the things that in the above statement we do as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ. Number one we preach good tidings unto the meek. Number two is to bind up the brokenhearted. It goes on to say proclaim liberty to the captives, and open the prison to those who are bound.

I love that so much. I love that these are the kind of things that Christ wants us to do. He did all these things his whole entire life. What a blessing and a gift to try to be like him. Now all of this is why I decided to focus on questions of the soul.

Sometimes we have a question. We don't know if we would really call it a question of the soul, but we know it bothers us. It may even be way in the back of our minds, but it is there. in order to fulfill my purpose as a missionary and in order to bind up the brokenhearted, I want to know what is in your hearts? I want to know what it is that cankers your soul?

I think if I expect others to open their hearts to me, I have to open my heart to them as well. I will start with my question of the soul, and how I received an answer. This may be very bold. That is another thing I want to do this year, I want to be bold. This blog will be different from last year, but I still hope that it will help those who are searching and seeking. I am just trying to make sure that I do the best job I can of helping others come unto Christ, if they only want to know.

Any and all suggestions are as always helpful and appreciated!

Next week I will start with my question of the soul. Anyone who wants to share their question with me and would like me to do a post on it. Please share:) you can comment below or if you want it to be anonymous, you can message me on Facebook, Sister-Alexus Allen.

Thank you for all your support!

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