Feeling Disconnected from God? Letters to God

Letters to God I had been on my mission for about 8 months when my enthusiasm started to wain.  The girl I had dated for 4 years was decreasing the frequency of her letters.  It was one of the hottest summers in Detroit.  I had an unpleasant companion.  I had a culture of people who were not receptive to what we were teaching.  I had been raised on the Mormon conveyor belt and the fire of testimony that had been passed onto me by my parents was beginning to burn out. I considered myself a good missionary.  I was hard working.  I had been assigned as a senior companion, a district leader and a trainer on my 3rd month out!  I had been praying every day as I was supposed to.  I wrote in my journal every day.   I had been memorizing scriptures for months by then…probably past 250 by then. But after all that, I still felt no direct connection with God.  I had just finished reading the story of Joseph Smith's first vision and was picking a verse to memorize.  I chose the one that says, " I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it," (JS-H 1:25)  I realized that I could not say this about my own revelations. So, what started out at an act of frustration, I opened my Journal and wrote at the top, "Dear God,".  I went on to express all my frustrations with both honesty and clarity (sincerity).  It was more powerful than any prayer I had ever given to date, primarily because it was more focused.  Less pointless phrases.  More direct conversation.  I found I was more brave.  As the days went by, I found myself discussing scriptures with Him.  I was confused as to what many of them meant, especially as they applied to me. The first thing I noticed was a sense of being more directly connected to God, but still nothing "Undeniable".  This was a topic of our conversations over the next 3 months.  I did notice more "bumps and nudges" than I had experienced before.  (More details on what happened during these 3 months in my book "Undeniable Communication with God").  Finally, I was granted my first experience like unto Joseph Smith's, " I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it," Since then, I have been allowed by God to give those I work with a promise.  If you will write a letter to God, every day for 21 days, without missing a day, with all sincerity you can muster up, He will respond in a way that you will know it is from Him. So, I invite all who read this.  Take the 21 day challenge.  And once you have done so, please make a comment here for others to read.  Some of you have already taken the challenge.  I invite you to share your experience here now. Let me know how else I can help. Your servant, Maurice

On Nov 4, 2012 6:20 PM, "19mayes92" <19mayes92@gmail.com> wrote:

What in simple terms, do letters to god mean? I have seen it Time or 2 and am very interested, but I really don't know what it means.

Any info would be appreciated.

About Maurice W. Harker, LPC

Director of Life Changing Services, Director of Sons of Helaman, Facilitator of the WORTH group, Consultant for the Daughters of Light program.