Through the eyes of God

Wow January has been eventful and I’ve failed to write about it… typical.

I could rattle off all the cool things that happened to me this month, but somehow I don’t feel like this would profit you much.

Being on seminary council I was privileged earlier this month to participate in testimony meeting with all of the class presidents at the school, in addition to all the seminary council members. As expected from this type of crowd you can imagine the kind of spirit that was shared in this meeting. There was enough testimony to cover you head to toe in happiness and lets just say that the inside of my heart was coated like hot glaze poured over a freshly baked doughnut.

I don’t know how else do describe it.

As I sat there listening to the people that I joke around with, the people I send funny text messages to, the people I pass in the halls, and the people I follow on twitter, I was amazed at the conviction I could see in their eyes. I listened as my peers bore powerful testimonies. As I sat there listening to these students tell just how much they love their God, I couldn’t help but think; “MAN! God sure does love them too. And he loves them a whole bunch.”

Ever since that day I haven’t looked at anyone in quite the same way. I learned that day that God loves the people around me so much. I began to see others through God’s eyes and I began to see just how much he appreciated their individual sacrifice and devotion towards him. I also began to see the potential that He see in them.

I’ve heard it a million times, In fact, I recite the same phrase every Sunday… “I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father who loves me.” We have been told since we were little that God loves us, but never have I internalized this like I did during this meeting. God really does love all of the people around you.

God loves that little kid that draws you pictures, God loves your friend that is struggling to enjoy seminary, and God loves the kid that can’t get enough of it. God loves your friend whose parents are getting divorced, God loves the Cheerleader, the Theater nerd, and the band geek. God loves the boy who wants nothing to do with the gospel, and God loves the girl that is a self-proclaimed weirdo, God loves the heartbroken, and God loves the repented. God loves the kid that has a million friends, God loves the kid that has no friends. God loves your teachers, and God loves your students. God loves that girl who just turned in her mission papers, and the boy still trying to decide weather or not he wants to serve. God loves you.

I encourage you to try this week to see people as they really are. As sons and daughters of the God Almighty. Try your very best to see them as heirs to the kingdom of God. And I promise you that if you earnestly seek to see people in this way you will begin to understand them as God understands them, and subsequently you will begin to see yourself through God’s eyes as well. Because He loves you so much.

ย I attended a fireside given by Mallory Everton from Studio C last Sunday and I just want to eccho her words when she said that “This {the gospel} Is a good place to be.”

I know that the truest happiness has come into my life because of the gospel. It is the very best place to be and my greatest desire is for those around me to feel this same joy.

P.S. I got an acceptance letter to BYUI yesterday! While I’m not fully decided on where I will go to college yet, I was excited to get that letter! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S.S. Like I mentioned above, I got to attend a fireside given by Mallory Everton from Studio C last Sunday. It was amazing and one of my favorite firesides that I have been to. Mallory is my very favorite actress on one of my favorite shows. If you aren’t familiar with Studio C you need to check it out right now. I love her enthusiasm for life and I loved her message about being in the world, but not of the world. Thanks for such an awesome fireside Mallory! It was so fun to meet you!

P.S.S.S. On Tuesday I was finally able to go do baptisms for the dead at the Ogden Temple for the first time since it’s been rededicated. I also need to mention that these four goons in the picture with me are some of my very favorite humans and that I’m so glad to have them in my life.

P.S.S.S.S. One of my cute tumbling students drew me this…. I can’t handle how cute it is!

Last time I shared music suggestions I had several people tell me they loved it so I decided I’d keep it up! Here is what I’ve been listening to this week! Let me know what you think!

4 thoughts on “Through the eyes of God

  1. Shelby says:

    I love this post! It is so cool to me how much our Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us! Congratulations on getting an acceptance letter- that is so exciting! I'm so jealous you got to meet Mallory! I love studio c so much! Little kids are the best- they write the sweetest notes and draw the cutest pictures! I'm going to listen to those songs right now! You always have the best recommendations!
    Sorry I just reread my comment and it is kind of all over the place haha. This post was just so awesome I couldn't help but comment on each part of it! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. WhitneySue says:

    Thanks and Thanks! I love the thought that Heavenly Father loves and knows me personally. Oh my goodness Mallory is incredible! Such a good example of someone who lives the gospel out loud. I love little kids so much! They really are what makes my job so much fun! haha thanks!
    I love comments like these! They let me know that people actually read the whole post. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. You are the best! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Sarah K. says:

    I agree with Shelby! There is just so much awesome in this post it's hard to narrow down the comments. ๐Ÿ˜› Your seminary testimony meeting sounds like it was amazing, but what I think is even more amazing is the way you applied the feelings you had there and are seeing people like God sees them. That is so cool! Congrats on your admission to BYUI! Plus Mallory, the temple, and adorable pictures from kids? Priceless. Thank you also for the music recommendations! I love them!



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