Be PatientThe Lord has told us in D&C 24:8
"Be patient in thine afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days."
Often it is very difficult to be patient, especially now with the unemployment rates being so high, the inability to get a job, or if you have one or two or three, to earn enough to put food on the table and keep a roof over your head and the heads of your family as well as keep them healthy.
Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the seventy opens his talk "Strength during Struggles" with
"Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain. Many people will suffer in personal struggles, while others will suffer as they watch their loved ones in pain."
Frequently we pray for those who are in need without realizing that the Lord needs to work through others to
Being a Disciple of Jesus ChristHello! I'm back with another weekly blog. Sorry if some of it seems redundant, but please enjoy, nonetheless!Being a Disciple of Jesus Christ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Luke 10:38-42; 11:1-13; 12:13-40; 13:23-24; 14:16-33
1. We must be willing to listen to the words of the Lord, and make that our top priority; pray always; give charity/service/love to one another; ask and seek for truth/revelation; beware of covetousness, never doubt, seek the kingdom of God, be prepared and watch for the second coming; strive to enter in at the strait and narrow gate into the celestial kingdom; be obedient, welcome those less fortunate, love the Lord more than anyone else, do not procrastinate, build a firm foundation for your faith, forsake everyone and everything for the Lord’s sake.
Those who follow him will be able to get through the gates of heaven and be able to live and claim their heavenly treasures and estate in the kingdom.
2. One thing that I would like to work on and apply to my life more is to never doubt... or procrastinate. I s
Like a phoenixI was listening to a Christian radio station today and words to one of the songs made me think of a phoenix.Like a phoenix3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you think of a phoenix, you think of a magnificent bird who is beautiful. You think of an animal that can live forever because never really dies; it is just born again from its ashes. You think of a magical being who can heal with its tears. You think of a mythical creature that doesn't really exist (though it would be cool if it did).
But if it doesn't exist, how did this mythical creature be thought into being?
What if we think of a phoenix from the perspective of the topic that first brought it to my mind: Christ. I've always heard the saying 'All things testify of Christ.' So, how is a phoenix like Christ? It is a magnificent being. It can be born again. It has the power of flight, which is often related to Christ.
The phoenix dies again and again. Dying can by synonymous