Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ye Shall Prosper

I have always been impressed by what is often referred to as the Book of Mormon Promise.

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall prosper.

If I remember correctly is stated in this positive form over 20 times throughout the Book of Mormon. This week I have noticed in a different form. In an invitation to repentance.

(Book of Mormon | Ether 7:26‎)‎
And because the people did repent of their iniquities and idolatries the Lord did spare them, and they began to prosper again in the land. ...

I keep thinking this would be a good idea for us a a country. Repent and turn to the ways of the Lord. I believe we can start with just one thing. There is a thought pattern or habit we already know is separating us from the Lord. Focus on that for a day or a week.

Take it to the Lord. Ask him for one thing you can do today to bring you closer to HIM.

If THE promise of the Book of Mormon tells us we prosper through keeping the commandments. I believe the next is that repentance is always an option.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

How I spent my Week...(when not at work)

The Plan...

Empty closest...

The supports have been added...

Then the painting. I really like how the colors turned out. Final pictures show them better.

Grateful my brother & family showed up Saturday morning...just when extra hands could be used!
Then, it all came together...
New Happy little office space.

I am going to move in slowly. Goal is to bring in what I actually use and get rid of the rest.

Friday, September 09, 2011

We Believe in God the Eternal Father

The First Article of Faith states:

We abelieve in bGod, the Eternal Father, and in His cSon, Jesus Christ, and in the dHoly Ghost.

This morning I was thinking about gifts of the spirit, and how they require faith...in God, the Eternal Father.

I remember hearing as a missionary that to truly have faith in God we need to understand His true nature. I am still working on that. I have heard more than on person comment on the fact that His preferred title is Father.

I have long loved this line from the Bible Dictionary under the heading of PRAYER.

As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are his children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7:7–11).

This really is more of a logic sequence. I hope everyone can follow it.

God is our Father
I am His daughter (son, for you men)
As his Daughter (Son) I inherit divine gifts.
As I believe and accept God as my father.
I accept access to divine gifts of the Spirit.

As we learn of God and our relationship to Him we learn more of our divine nature. More or our God given talents. More of what we are here to do. Or rather what we are here to become.