Blessings Along Life's Path

I love the theme, "I Choose to Believe." It’s been so special to read the testimonies before me. I’ve thought about what it meant to me to choose to believe in our Heavenly Father and our Savior. So many times in my life there has been that question, "Am I going to choose to believe in our Savior and what choices am I going to make?" I’ve seen the Lord’s hand in my life. He has answered my prayers as I have needed Him through my trials especially. Sometimes my prayers weren’t answered right away but there were blessings along the path through hard times. I know He is aware of me and who I am. One of my favorite scriptures is Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.”

I have felt His loving arms around me and the peace only He gives. I choose to believe because there is peace and hope in Christ. My testimony of Him continues to grow as I learn and study of Him.

Years ago we had the opportunity to go visit some church sites. I will never forget the sweet feelings I experienced as I walked into the Sacred Grove, seeing The Hill Cumorah and also the School of the Prophets. Words can’t express the Spirit that is there. My testimony grew so much that trip.

I am truly blessed with a beautiful family. I am grateful for the gospel in my life and I am thankful that I choose to believe.

~Shelby Baker

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