Thursday, October 31, 2013

When We Have Done All.....

“Could it be that after we have done all we can to reconcile and make peace with those we may have offended that there does come a time when their tyranny will have no power of us? This may sound cruel when we think of a son or daughter-a Laman or Lemuel, Absalom or Cain-but even those we love most dearly, our family members, must not have power to forever darken our joy.  One day we will have God’s love, which is eternal love.  There can be no shadow that would or could darken our joy for eternity, for that would not be just.  What a marvelous gift that concept is.  We can begin to practice it in righteousness in this life.  The Master said, ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ (John 8:32)”

“The Incomparable Christ, Our Master and Model, Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, 1995

Some Challenges....

Recognize that some challenges in life will not be resolved here on earth. Paul pled thrice that “a thorn in the flesh” be removed. The Lord simply answered, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” He gave Paul strength to compensate so he could live a most meaningful life. He wants you to learn how to be cured when that is His will and how to obtain strength to live with your challenge when He intends it to be an instrument for growth. In either case the Redeemer will support you. That is why He said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; … For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

God Knows...

* God knows that you are not perfect. As you suffer about your imperfections, he will give you comfort and suggestions of where to improve.

* God knows better than you what you need. He always attempts to speak to you. Listen, and follow the uncomfortable suggestions that he makes to us—everything will fall into its place.