Thursday, November 21, 2013

Small and Simple things

"Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls." (Alma 37:6-7)

 In life we are surrounded with many many loud, bright, exciting, and inviting things, but the Lord many times is not found in any of those. He works through the voice of the Holy Ghost which is often called the "still small voice" (1 Kings 19:12). I have learned that while life is full of many good things, many of the better things come in small and simple ways. Whether it be a kind word, a hug, or someone to listen to our sorrows. The Lord is there for us and if we will look, we will find His hand in our lives. What small and simple things does the Lord do for you? Did you realize that you were so blessed? I know God lives and guides our lives. He loves all of us. Keep your eye out for His blessings and you will find them!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Ponder the path of thy feet"

"Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil."

The Lord has asked of us to look forward, not to look back. We must be ever vigilant in our search for righteousness and truth. We must let our eyes be forward and our minds on our goal of returning to our Heavenly home to live with our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ. Planning our life and pursuits may seem like a bore or something that will keep us from having all that we want out of life, but in reality the more we plan, the better we will be. The addict who refuses to plan how to be free of his addiction is rarely freed just because he wills it to be. The student who won't study or prepare for exams is ultimately bound to fail. So it is with our lives. As we ponder the path that God would have us go, we will be better able to follow it into the future He would have us have. It is my testimony that God will lead us as we strive to be more like His son Jesus Christ. These things I testify of in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.