Even during the few health challenges I have had (still have), I feel really blessed. I went to see a chiropractor last week. He said the reason for my hip issue is because I have one leg longer than the other. Then he 'stretched' it and told me I should have no more pains after a few days. As much as I would like to believe him, it seems unreal. How could a 5-year pain problem be fixed in 5 minutes? But, then again I have to hope that there may be some truth to what he said. Having one leg longer surely explains long lasting hip pain. I am going to go see him again a few times and see if maybe he really could help me feel better.
The pain did not go away, and I didn't expect it to go away fast even if that doctor is right. I gave up finally and I took my old medicine yesterday and had a day where I felt like a normal person. I could lie down and sit and do anything without pain and it was amazing. You know sometimes we don't appreciate little things in life until we don't have them anymore. I have resolved that if my hip issue is not resolved I am going back to taking Meloxicam for the rest of my life. It is having an effect on my stomach, but I guess I will deal with the ulcer when it happens. I'd rather have a normal life for a while.
I am looking forward to general conference. I have been listening over and over to Pres. Nelson's talk about Personal Revelation from last conference. I invite you all to go back and listen to it. I testify that God does speak to us and that He lives and that He loves us. President Nelson really is the Lord's prophet and he does receive revelation, but so can we. Here is a link to the talk:
Click Here to read or listen to Pres. Nelson's talk
Here is something he said that I am thinking of applying in my life...
"Pray in the name of Jesus Christ about your concerns, your fears, your weaknesses—yes, the very longings of your heart. And then listen! Write the thoughts that come to your mind. Record your feelings and follow through with actions that you are prompted to take. As you repeat this process day after day, month after month, year after year, you will “grow into the principle of revelation.” Does God really want to speak to you? Yes!" - President Nelson
People keep talking about what changes will happen in this coming conference. I can't wait...I get to know about the changes before everyone else, so the Lord is certainly teaching me to keep secrets. He knows I am not good at that, but I am getting some practice. I have translated 3 talks, and no major changes are mentioned yet. Who knows what will happen...I do believe though that the Lord is hastening His work and these are really the last days. From the number of natural disasters and issues I see all around me, I believe the Lord's coming is at the doors.
The changes we have seen and will see in the way the Lord is doing His work on the earth are inspired and are for our benefit and for the salvation of the human family.
If you don't know that Jesus is your savior, I invite you to seek your own witness. If you are not sure if God loves you, pray to Him and ask Him to manifest His love to you. You are a literal son or daughter of God. What you do matters to Him, what you say matters to Him, YOU matter to Him.