Approaching any scripture means we are wanting to understand the important message that may stay with us over time. Messages that will challenge our present worldview and perceptions. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the nature and character of God and how we find our divine heritage and identity through Him. Overall objective is to comprehend what we are reading. Properly interpret our own understanding of the passage
What then is the recipe to get on the other side of our wrestling match with God? First, we ought to remember to always seek after truth in our own lives. Not only seek after it, live it out as authentic as possible. Remember that just as God validates our own sorrows, our own struggles and our own doubts and fears, we too must validate other's who are going through their own season of wrestling with God. Secondly, we ought to be ready to be of service to those who are wanting to find their own personal revelation. Though, we are not able to give to them their own revelation about God, or receive answers for them. We are, instead, able to encourage, empower and support their ongoing means to find their own blessing, testimony and faith in God. Much like Jacob had to wrestle with God and receive the blessing afterward, we too must do this alone - not without the support of others around us though.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 1 Peter 1:5-7, KJV ~ JANUARY 4, 2020 DEVOTION ~ The root of every right decision is one's … Continue reading Christ-like Character Counts
As you focus on making a significant spiritual impact and influence - think about how the Book of Mormon may play a role in enhancing one's spiritual disciplines to fully come unto Christ. It is not just merely reading through this sacred text of scripture. As one reads, meditate and prayerfully seek ways to apply the teachings into your life. Invite the power of the Holy Spirit to witness to you of the testimonies contained within the text.
whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. ~ 1 John 2:6, ESV ~ How remarkably obvious that there are many people today who claim to know of Christ yet lack the ability to walk as Jesus walked. This incongruity is caused when an individual decides they'd rather … Continue reading To Walk as Jesus Walked
Today's Reading: Gen 37 - 38:30; Ps. 9:11-20; Prov. 3:31-35; Matthew 13:1-30 Hated because of God's favor on our lives There is a quote circling around Facebook and Twitter social medias. It comes from an October 5, 2018 teaching from The Church News and it is regarding Strong Faith. It appears that it is an anonymous - or no … Continue reading Favored by God