Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pineapples and Toothpaste


So to start off, this week was awesome. So many miracles and just some seriously great things happening. People are changing! I love it. Repentance is awesome.

So with that being said, change has been on my mind a lot lately. Like true change. Like a change in your heart and not just in your behaviors. I have been thinking about this a ton because I hit my year mark last week and that has really caused some reflection. Am I a different person now than I was when I left my house on Aug. 5th a year ago? YES. My desires have changed, the way I view life has changed, the way I view people has changed, and overall change is taking place. That is so cool! I hope that in a year from now I can look back on who I am now and be amazed with how much change will have happened by then as well.

With change I have learned that there is a difference in correcting a behavior for a short amount of time and actual lasting change. Anyone can correct a behavior, but for your heart to be changed and for you to have a lasting and real change, you have to allow the Savior to do it. I know that this is true as I have seen it throughout my life. Changes are possible in whatever situation that you may find yourself in. We are agents for change. We are able to "act for [ourselves] and not to be acted upon." It's so cool! I know that through the atonement, all that is unfair is made fair. We just have to let Christ change us. This is true and I will say it to anyone because I have seen it personally. This is true.

I love you all and I hope that you change and have a great week!

Elder Mackintosh

Pineapples and Toothpaste  

Celebrating my one year mark

This is a pic of me meeting my trainer Elder McBride for the first time on September 16  last year. (He is also my current companion) 

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