Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Learning from a Teacher

The other night at a members house we read from 2nd nephi chapter 9.  What an awesome chapter that talkes alot about the plan of salvation and gods love for his children. One verse that particularly stuck out to me was......
V 47,48 "But behold, my bretheren, is it expedient that i should awake you to an awful reality of these things? Would i harrow up your souls if your minds were pure? Would i be plain unto you according to the plainness of the truth if ye were freed from sin?"
"Behold, if ye were holy i would speak unto you of holiness; but as ye are not holy, and ye look upon me as a teacher, it must needs be expedient that i teach you the consequences of sin."
As we pondered these verses we thought about exactly what it said. If we were "holy" then our modern day prophets and leaders would speak to us of holy things. But knowing that we are men and do sin in our wish, we are content to the things that are given to us. Let us strive every day to be like our teachers of old. Nephi, moroni, heleman, king mosiah etc.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Be like unto Moroni

As i was reading in Alma chapter 48 i came across an interesting scripture that really caught my attention.

Alma 48:17 "yea verily verily i say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men."

I challange every one every where to be like unto moroni. How great would the world be if every one was like moroni. I strive every day to be better than i was yesterday.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prayer

I have been thinking the past little while how important prayer is.  In alma chapter 37 V. 36-37 alma talkes about how to pray.  He says to "cry unto god for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the lord, and withersoever thou goest let it be in the lord..."  I thought about this for a while. As our heavenly fathers children, he wants us to cry unto him! What a blessing it is to know that we have a loving heavenly father in heaven willing to bless us if we but call on him.
 "Prayer is not asking. Its a longing of the soul. It is daily admision of ones weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart with out words than words without heart"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Purpose

"My purpose is to invite others to come unto christ, by helping them recieve the restored gospel. Through, faith in jesus christ and his attonement. Repentance, baptism, recieving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end"

That is why i have a blog. To invite others to come unto christ. Feel free to ask any questions you have about "mormons".