Today was one of the most amazing days in my life. Why you may ask? Well because it was totally gospel oriented. I recieved my patriarchal blessing today. For those of you who don't know what a patriarchal blessing is, True to the Faith states:
"Patriarchal blessings are given to worthy members of the Church by ordained patriarchs. Your patriarchal blessing declares your lineage in the house of Israel and contains personal counsel from the Lord to you."
You can recieve your patriarchal blessing at anytime pretty much as long as you are mature enough to understand that this is our Father in Heaven actually giving us guidence and promised blessings. From the time i was about 12 i felt i was ready. But i never really got the ball rolling. I would think about it, talk to the bishop, parents, and leaders about it but then things would get in the way. Well i am a firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. I am so glad i waited till today to recieve my patriarchal blessing. I think it really meant a lot more now that i have a mission call and have been through the temple. It was such an amazing experience.
To go to a man i have never met and to recieve a blessing that is tailored just for me from my Father in Heaven is just another reason for me to KNOW that this church is true! It seems to me the best days i have experienced are those that are gospel oriented. Things like Baptism, recieving the Priesthood both Aaronic and Melchizedek, recieving my mission call, and now recieveing my patriarchal blessing. All these days stand out so much as i look back at my life and the many things i have experienced. The reason for this is because these days are so important to me, and the spirit i felt on these days was so strong that there is no way i could ever forget it. I love this church so much i know it is true and can't wait to serve the people in germany!
If any of you have any other questions about patriarchal blessing feel free to ask me and i'll do the best i can to answer it. Keep it real world