Saturday, April 30, 2011

Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration

Take and hour and watch this amazing movie you will love it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lead Me By The Hand

As we go through life we attempt to do things on our own. Can we? I know that I try, but when comes down to it I have very little capability. In Alma 26 Ammon says "I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I...will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things." I know the truth of this speaks to all. How can we accomplish the things that are set before us without His help? He lends us breath that we may live and move (Mosiah 2:21), how can we believe that we may accomplish the tasks of this life without Him? 
"Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power." (Mormon 5:23) Yet we as the stubborn people that we are, we "kick against the pricks" and continue on the path that we began without turning to the Lord. Let us therefore change our ways let us turn back to the hands of the Lord.
 "To be in the hands of God would suggest that we are not only under His watchful care but also that we are guarded and protected by His wondrous power. . .The great plan of happiness includes a proverbial roller coaster of challenging times along with the most joyful times. Yes, we all have our moments of difficulty and heartbreak. Occasionally, they are so difficult for us that we just want to give up. There are times when our steps are unsteady, when we feel discouraged and even reach out in desperation. . . Every one of us needs to know that we can go on in the strength of the Lord. We can put our hand in His, and we will feel His sustaining presence lift us to heights unattainable alone." (W. Craig Zwick)
Elder Scott has recently counseled: “Trust in God … no matter how challenging the circumstance. … Your peace of mind, your assurance of answers to vexing problems, your ultimate joy depend upon your trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” We can accomplish all things there is nothing that is withheld from us if we will but put our hand in the Lords and be led by him. I know that as we do this our sojourn in mortality will be one of joy and happiness. Where we endure the trials of life with patience, accepting all the will of the Lord.
Now this will take a great deal of humility! Remember how we think we can do it all on our own? That is because we are a prideful people we don't want to appear or seem week or incapable. We want only to show our strength and ability. The thing is, the Lord already knows all of our weaknesses and all of our failings, and has already paid for them. So, why not take his hand and let him lead you through this life to life eternal.

Friday, April 22, 2011

And None Were With Him

In this Easter season we remember the death and Resurrection of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. I know that He Lives and that he has atoned for all of our sins and suffered all of our sorrows "that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities." (Alma 7:12)