Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
"13There hath no temptation ataken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be btempted above that ye are able; but will with the ctemptation also make a way to descape, that ye may be able to ebear it."
I was studying Corinthians this morning for my personal study and I read this scripture, I've always heard the saying that God never gives us anything we cant handle... and provides a way for us to bear everything we do. I know this to be true. There have been times in my life that i felt like i couldnt handle things or that i would ever get out of the situtation i was stuck in. But the Savior provides a way for us if we will but trust him and know that he will guide us to eternal life. This also reminded me of this scripture in
2 CORINTHIANS 12: 7-10 7 And lest I should be aexalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a bthorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
one of the members in our ward shared a funny story with me tonight over facebook, her Daughter was following her step-dad around the house reading this scripture over and over again to him. She is only in 3rd grade and she understands te scriptures enough to quote that scripture to her "not-yet-a-member" step dad! i say not yet because I wont label anyone, there is always hope!
" 10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also aJew, and all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto these words and bbelieve in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And if ye shall cbelieve in Christ ye will believe in these dwords, for they are the ewords of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they fteach all men that they should do good.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Some of our favorite times together where when my dad and little brothers would go on the trips and leave us at home. We would go to sushi, go see a movie, stay up late talking. she has always been a good listener. With any problem i ever had, she was there. When i need a shoulder to cry on, she was there. When i just needed someone to talk to, she was there. She never EVER judged me, or anyone for that matter.
She has always counseled me to do what is right, for example: I didn't want to serve a mission at the time, but felt the prompting too, and so did my mom. She told everyone that she thinks i should serve a mission and than i started getting phone calls from people says that there vote is "YES" for me serving a mission. The commandments tell us to obey our father and mother. So finally I set up my appointment with my bishop and got going on the paper work. and 9 month's later here i am writing about my best friend.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
1- Tree of Life: Love of God. -1 nephi 11:21-22
2- Iron Rod: Word of God. 1 nephi 11:25
3- Great and Spacious Building: pride and vain ambitions of the world.- 1 nephi 11:36 1 Nephi 12:18
4- Mist of Darkness: The Temptations of the Devil. 1Nephi 12:17
In Boyd K. Packer's talk in the August Ensign he talks of Lehi's dream. this is what he said about it.
- "Now to you, the one of two million, I speak individually. Just as the prophets and apostles in times past did, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, … that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (2 Nephi 25:26).
And then Nephi added:
“Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.
“For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:4–5).
We must follow the Iron Rod, CLING to it with all the strength that we have. this will save us! bring us to Everlasting life, which is living with our Heavenly Father!
website for the talk by Boyd K. Packer:
Book of Mormon reference:
1 Nephi 8 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/8
1 Nephi 10 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/10
1 Nephi 11 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/11
1 Nephi 12 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_ne/12
Friday, October 22, 2010
This video says it all. i love it! its goes along with yesterdays blog on the Safety for the Soul by Jeffery R. Holland. I love the Book of Mormon and the comfort and knowledge it gives to each and everyone of us. please watch this video. its amazing!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
please watch this video. see how they are serving someone they dont know. i would like to send a challenge out to all that read my blog! do an act of service for someone that you dont know. It could be holding a door open for someone, or smiling at someone that look's down or even waving. be an example of Jesus Christ. help someone in need! and please post what you did as a comment. i would love to hear about everyone's experiance's.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
It's true, we can find fun and excitement through material things but lasting joy comes only in and through Jesus Christ and our OBEDIENCE to his Law's and commandments. As we continue to develop our faith in Christ and are obedient to his commandments it will strengthen our Character and will mold us to what Heavenly Father would want us to be. We all want exaltation! the best way we can obtain it is through our obedience to Jesus Christ....if you havent noticed i'm hinting at something...(obedience is key to exaltation) GOD BLESS YOU ALL! I love this work and the plan that God provided for us.
http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1298-15,00.html -link to the talk.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Your life didn’t begin at birth and it won’t end at death. Before you came to earth, your spirit lived with Heavenly Father who created you. You knew Him, and He knew and loved you. It was a happy time during which you were taught God’s plan of happiness and the path to true joy. But just as most of us leave our home and parents when we grow up, God knew you needed to do the same. He knew you couldn’t progress unless you left for a while. So he allowed you to come to earth to experience the joy—as well as pain—of a physical body.
One thing that makes this life so hard sometimes is that we’re out of God’s physical presence. Not only that, but we can’t remember our pre-earth life which means we have to operate by faith rather than sight. God didn’t say it would be easy, but He promised His spirit would be there when we needed Him. Even though it feels like it sometimes, we’re not alone in our journey.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
So today while pondering during lunch time, i knew that we were having spaghetti for dinner. so I am a big fan of relating ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to the gospel. so i thought and thought and thought some more. This is what i came up with.... first we have the water (us in our spirit form) than you add the noodles (physical bodies) and we have to cook for awhile (our lives) while in the life we have certain things we have to do! such as have faith in Jesus Christ, Repent of our sins, be Baptized by the proper priesthood authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost as a constant companion, and keep the commandments to the best of our ability till the end of our lives. while all these things are necessary there is something missing...the sauce (Jesus Christ) it is only through him that the spaghetti is complete!