Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Doctrine and Covenants 123:17

"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, 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."
Doctrine and Covenants 123:17

Great stuff here. :)  I mean, doing everything we can, making a difference in the world... an "assurance" and confidence about God and his work... hope and faith and everything looking great... but more than that... let's do it cheerfully. :)  I think so many times we think that we have to suffer through what God asks of us, that we have to settle for that, when what we have in mind for ourselves seems somehow more exciting or satisfying... but really, we have no idea what excitement, satisfaction, or anything else is until we have received them from God's hand, or as a result of some blessing that God has given us... and since happiness is the object of our existence, then after all... cheerful is the way to be.  And you know, if we could get over being so double-minded, then the gospel would be the funnest thing in the world, seriously.  There is so much in there... in thought and action... in purpose and design... in external and internal discovery learning. :)  It's great stuff.

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