Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day 31: Mosiah 16-18

Happy Wednesday!!

Hope you all had a great day!  I spent the day getting my 11 year old ready for school.  He starts his homeschool program tomorrow.  The rest of the children don't start until Tuesday.  What will I do with all my extra time??  Laundry!  I've got a mountain to catch up on!

I loooooved today's reading!  Mosiah 18 is one of my favorite chapters in the book of Mormon.  While Abinadi is preaching to wicked King Noah, Alma hears the word and believes it.  He is cast out by the king before Abinadi is martyred.  Alma then goes into hiding where he writes down the words that Abinadi preached.  He then starts teaching the word privately and many believe.  I will share some of my favorite scriptures from today.  I have so many that I cannot share all.  I hope you take a minute to really study and read these chapters.  I pray that you will feel the Spirit teach you the things you are seeking to learn.

Mosiah 18:4-7

"4 And it came to pass that as many as did believe him did go forth to a place which was called Mormon, having received its name from the king, being in the borders of the land having been infested, by times or at seasons, by wild beasts.
 Now, there was in Mormon a fountain of pure water, and Alma resorted thither, there being near the water a thicket of small trees, where he did hide himself in the daytime from the searches of the king.
 And it came to pass that as many as believed him went thither to hear his words.
 And it came to pass after many days there were a goodly number gathered together at the place of Mormon, to hear the words of Alma. Yea, all were gathered together that believed on his word, to hear him. And he did teach them, and did preach unto them repentance, and redemption, and faith on the Lord."

The following set of verses are my favorite because they remind me of the covenants I made when I was baptized at the age of 22.  What a great reminder they are of all we are asked to do as true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mosiah 18:8-11

"8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;
 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
 10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
 11 And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts."

I can just imagine the group of them clapping their hands with joy and having the desire to be baptized! What a joyous occasion!

I hope you all have a great night!!  Please let me know if I can do anything for you all.  You are all in my prayers and have my love.



  1. I fell off the wagon for a bit. Mostly due to vacation. I intended to read but...anyway, back on! Hope everyone is having a great week!