Can you believe that I still am feeling yucky today? I was hoping for a day filled with lots of energy and motivation! I did end up doing lots of laundry, which is always a good thing, even when you aren't feeling up to it. We also had Family Home Evening tonight where the kids were hyper, we were tired, and it was crazy BUT we had fun just being together. LOL! I know that my kids will look back and remember that we had one special night a week that we spent as a family.
Today we are reading Helaman 3 & 4. I love the following verse in chapter 3 about the kind of man that Helaman was.
"Nevertheless Helaman did fill the judgment-seat with justice and equity; yea, he did observe to keep the statutes, and the judgments, and the commandments of God; and he did do that which was right in the sight of God continually; and he did walk after the ways of his father, insomuch that he did prosper in the land."
Here is a great message on choosing the right.
Here is another favorite set of verses from chapter 3.
"Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.
"Yes, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.
"Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked --
"And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out."
"Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God."
I love the quote above! I cannot wait to hear from our church leaders on October 5th and 6th! I hope you will watch along with me. I will share the link as the time gets closer. You can also go HERE to watch any of the General Conference messages from the past. All very good and uplifting! I come away always wanting to do better and knowing that I can.
I love the quote above, too, because I know that it is an INDIVIDUAL journey that we are all on. I know that sometimes I compare myself to others on their journey and feel I fall short but if I remember that it is about my relationship with my Savior, I know that I can do all things.
Okay, that is it for today. I cannot wait for tomorrow's post. One of my favorite scriptures is in Helaman 5 and I highlighted it in all the Books of Mormon I sent out. If you didn't get a copy from me and you would like one, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get one in the mail to you!