Saturday, March 24, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 39:1

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 39:1
"I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me."

I have learned a lot about this but am unsure how to describe it. Calling someone a sinner is never going to change their ways. The first sin is judgment and that now falls on me. The best thing for me to do is to love and invite to a better way of life. Line upon line, precept upon precept.

Day 1092

Friday, March 23, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 38:15

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 38:15
"For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God."

The opposite of hope is despair. Recently I read a great article on overcoming despair with hope. Now I cannot find it. While looking  I found this Oct 2008 General Conference talk by President Uchtdorf "The Infinite Power or Hope".

Speaking of his mother President Uchtdorf said:
"I know with certainty: her faith overcame her fear, and her hope overcame her despair. She was not a woman who would sit and bemoan tragedy. She moved. She put her faith and hope into action."

For faith to overcome fear I do need to put it into action.

Day 1091

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 37:7

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 37:7
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."

That first part of the verse made me ponder on patience. How I once prayed for it and all I received were more trials. Opportunities to try my patience further. I was told by others never to pray for patience. But, I needed it desperately, especially with my autistic son. As time passed and with more trials my patience shortened until I was a complete mess. It was only when I was completely broken in body and spirit that I turned to the Lord and he strengthened me. I learned to trust Him and found his ways were better than my ways. Coming into the rest of the Lord is where patience grows. I can see it can be given no other way. For He is the strength needed to wait patiently for what he has in store. Oh, I must do my part, listen, learn, search for what is the right answers to my problems. Patience is not waiting but doing. Then when I come upon the answers the spirit confirms, that is correct. Patience is an adventure and an opportunity to know the will of the Lord.

Day 1090

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 36:9

Today's Favorite Verse: Psalms 36:9
"For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light."

At church on Sunday we spoke about questions, and how the spirit teaches us through them. That it is by faith, and perseverance that we are prepared and made ready to be taught the answers. In this verse it reminded me that gospel questions are answered as we seek the Lord. In His light we see light, and come to a knowledge of the truth.

Day 1089

Posted 21 Mar 2018