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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Life and the Light

Sometimes, I wonder how often we really consider the power of God. How often do we let discouragement, fear, vain ambitions, conceitedness, insecurities, or disbelief get in the way? I believe that our Father in Heaven is a God of miracles and that he is anxious to provide ways to help us through every hardship. We discussed as a family tonight about how most adversity can be the key element to self discovery..and more importantly, Christ discovery.

This Mormon Message "Because of Him" has been on my mind for the last couple of days. I've been asking myself how much I really trust in and consider the power of our Father in Heaven and Savior. Pondering more fully such sacred truth fills me with reverence and awe!

In my scripture study today, these verses stood out the most:

“See that ye are not lifted up unto pride; yea, see that ye do not boast in your own wisdom, nor of your much strength. Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love; see that ye refrain from idleness… learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness.” - Alma 38: 11,12 &9

It doesn't really matter what is happening in my life at the moment... There is "one thing that is needful" to always remember.  The truth of Who God is and my relationship with Him, brings me an immense amount of peace.. come what may. 

He truly is the God of Love and the God of miracles!


-Alicia


2 comments:

Ramona Gordy said...

Hey Alicia
Amen sister it is true. I think that sometimes we get caught up in that snare of whether we are good (enough) or (too) bad to be of any worth to the Savior. But the Savior doesn't just stand around and wait for us to get better, he works with us as we are. I caught a snippet of a sermon about when his disciples were caught in a storm and rowing against a force of water that was stronger than the boat. And the scriptures said that Jesus saw their struggle and walked "on the water" to the boat. He sees our struggle and loves us anyway, and he walks in our storms and abides with us in that storm. I love that
When we ask to be a part of the process, and to see even as He sees. To be an instrument, it can be a powerful thing, and we are not equipped to do it alone. I am thankful for the Holy Spirit, who is our comforter, who guides us through the revelations, and the situations we find ourselves in as servants. I pray to be a good servant everyday, because in the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy
I love you Alicia, pray for you always, I am so glad you are my sister
Ramona

Alicia Rawlins said...

Beautifully said Ramona! It reminds me of a quote from Brad Wilcox:

"Grace is not a booster engine that kicks in once our fuel supply is exhausted. Rather, it is our constant energy source. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel but the light that moves us through the tunnel. Grace is not achieved somewhere down the road. It is received right here and right now. It is not a finishing touch; it is the Finisher’s touch (see Hebrews 12:2)."

Thanks for your love and prayers. I'm very glad you are my sister too! You're so wonderful!!