Today I learned a scripture story I do not remember learning about before. I learned that we all have agency and the right to choose for ourselves. I learned that if we ask our Father in Heaven for something over and over we may actually get it, even though we've been told 'no' several times before. I learned that when Heavenly Father finally gets tired of saying 'no,' and he finally says 'yes'...it's not always in our best interest. Think of Joseph Smith asking to allow Martin Harris to show the golden plates to his wife. And this story, about Balaam, in the Old Testament.
I learned that one cannot serve God and man at the same time. I learned that it is not a good thing to live on the edge, but it is best to choose wisely and stick to what we know is right. I learned that with God all things are possible. I learned that when we put ourselves and our selfish desires first we are no longer promised happiness. I learned that Heavenly Father loves each of us and wants us to choose the path of eternal life.
But, for me, the best thing I learned today wasn't about the lesson, but about the teacher. I learned that my husband has a very strong testimony of the Gospel and a love for the scriptures. I learned that my husband is willing and eager to teach with a humble heart and with Thy Spirit directing him. I learned that my husband will take the time to prepare so that he can teach others what our Father in Heaven would have them learn.
Today I learned that my husband is an amazing teacher! I am so blessed to learn from him...each and every day.