Monday, January 24, 2000

3 Nephi 13:33-34

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient is the day unto the evil thereof."
3 Nephi 13:33-34

I like this scripture because I think it helps to control my stress. :)  there are *so* many things to deal with and take care of in this life... so many things to learn.  it is so hard to juggle them all, it seems overwhelming (at least to me) at times... if you are nice 90% of the time, you still have to work on the 10 percent that hurts other people.  and that's just one thing... there are thousands.  Here, though... God says... listen.  Don’t stress about the 30 b'zillion things that you have to do... if you put ME first... and try always to build my kingdom, then the rest of it will work... like Ezra Taft Benson's quote "Put the Lord first, and everything will fall into its proper place, or fall out of your life."
And, it works.  If we concentrate on God, and doing what He wants in our lives, and the lives of the people around us... he takes care of so many things for us.  Reminds us of things we need to do, finds us a job or a roommate... or all of the above. :) And the scripture goes on... more anti-stress.  Don't worry about what is going to happen tomorrow.  Be present in your life today... Luke 17:32, no looking back at the past... and here, no looking at the future.  Just do what you need to today.  If you take it day by day, each day will prove a match for the evil you encounter... God has *promised* us the power to deal with anything he throws at us.

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