Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Let us cheerfully do 
all things that lie in our power;
and then may we stand still,
with the utmost assurance,
to see the salvation of God,
and for His arm to be revealed."

Back in 1839, the LDS people were being strongly persecuted.  The people who just wanted the same religious freedom that brought our founding fathers to this country were being very mistreated.  Tarring and featherings, crops and homes destroyed, people hurt, etc.  Their Prophet, who was later shot and killed, was in jail. It was a time of great adversity.  The above counsel is what the prophet counseled them to do.  

It applies to all of us, doesn't it?  We all have trials.  We all face adversity at times.  Isn't it wonderful to think that if we cheerfully do all that lies in our power ... not just the easy stuff, not just the fun stuff, but ALL that lies in our power, we can then know with the utmost assurance that the blessings will come.  It just makes my heart glad to think of it.

Thanks, Doug, for bringing this scripture to my attention!  The kids and I have had the best discussions about this scripture and what it means in our family.  Thank you!

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