When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Behold, I tell you these things

"Oh, it is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us — even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will." Joseph B. Wirthlin - 2007 Oct. Gen. Conf

Today was an interesting day in Primary.  For sharing time, the Primary President put a scripture on the chalk board.  The scripture says:

Mosiah 2:17
"And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

Once she had the scripture on the board, she had the children start memorizing.  They would all repeat the scripture and than she would take a couple of words off the board.  Fifteen minutes later, the entire primary was reciting this scripture with no help.
Imagine that for a moment, 60 children, all under 12, completely reciting this scripture by memory within 15 very short minutes.  What an amazing thing to teach them.  It inspires me to try and memorize a few more myself.  I can do the same types of things.  I can memorize one a week anyway.
Have you any idea how powerful this scripture is?  When ever we do service, we are doing the service for our Heavenly Father.  What ever kindness you can do, whatever honorable act, you are acting as His hands and one of His angels.  Think about that the next time you know of someone who needs help.   Think about being His representative here upon the earth.  Think about how He has helped you, and what He needs from each of us.  Are you willing to be His hands and His help?  Or are you someone who is not willing to serve.  Do you just think that you can never make a difference.  That you shouldn't try?
You can make a difference.  You are born to make a specific difference in this world.  We are all supposed to be different.  We all work together to be a force of good works across the world.  We can accomplish much more by being different than we ever could if we were all alike. 
Go out and constantly engage in good works.  You will have opposition, but you will accomplish great things. 
What we are is more important than what we have been, and what we can become is more important than what we are.  Keep your eyes on the future and not on the things of this moment.  Remember that YOU are His earthly angels.  YOU are one of those who accomplish His miracles.  You are His child and He loves you.

"I believe there is nothing in all the world that can compare with the joy that a man feels when he realizes that he has been the instrument in the hands of the living God of reaching some honest heart, inspiring in it a love of God and the desire to serve Him." Heber J. Grant - Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Heber J Grant

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