Sunday, November 14, 2010

R - Romans 5:1-5, Mosiah 24:15-16, Luke 21:19

I had thought that I would do this by just reading through the Book of Mormon and commenting on what I read. And in general, I probably will.

Today, however. I needed patience. And didn't have it... So I searched it out.

One of my favorite of the scripture references was Romans 5:1-5

Sometimes it is so easy for me to see how my tribulations are working for my benefit. The fire that burned down our house was one of the greatest blessings. And while I understand, and truly believe, that my children are great blessings, OOOOhhhhhh! are they tribulations at times.

But if this scripture is true, then by their tribulations, I'm gaining patience. By that patience, I will gain experience. And finally, by that experience I will gain hope. What a blessing! I NEED hope! So I will try to remember that my trials are a road to hope.

Now if I can just remember that in the middle of 4 screaming children...

Then there was Mosiah 24:15-16 which says that if I will have patience, the Lord will give me the strength to make my burdens light. He won't necessarily take my burdens away, but He will enable me to handle them. And I could really use a little extra strength. Or a lot.

Another powerful one was Luke 21:19 "In your patience possess ye your souls." Wow! This really spoke to me. If I don't posses my soul, who does? What could be more important than my soul? If I'm not teaching my children patience, what of their souls? Scary thoughts...

There are more, so I might save some of this study for tomorrow as well, so I can focus on each part...

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, Ria! There is a reason I do stuff like this with you! Great profound thoughts ! I love the Luke reference you found - that is a scary thought to think about - if we don't posess our souls - who does? Thanks for sharing !