Monday, September 10, 2001

Doctrine and Covenants 93:49

"What I say unto one I say unto all; pray always lest that wicked one have power in you, and remove you out of your place."
Doctrine and Covenants 93:49

You know, going along with yesterday's scripture... one thing that helps us cleave unto God is prayer.  In this section, God has been explaining that intelligence and the light of truth are basically the same thing... and since we were intelligences before we came here, that makes us made of the stuff of light and truth as well. :)  I think that we can recognize that in each other. :) ... and it also tells us something else about the scripture that follows that explanation.  "The glory of God is intelligence..." ... means us, not some random knowledge stored in the BYU library.  We are God's glory.  His children, his *beloved* children... and everything that we do and say and live... he hangs on every word, every day of our existence, because he loves us so much.  And then, the section progresses to this scripture, which gives us some good advice for hanging in there for the long haul... when it is hard to hear our Father, and the light within is getting a little fogged:  Pray.  Pray always.  When things start to go wrong, instead of picking up the phone and calling your best friend in Zimbabwe, Get on your knees and call your best friend in heaven.  (and THEN call your best friend in Zimbabwe.)  When things are going so right you just want to scream it to the universe, get on your knees and tell God about it... and then scream it to the universe. :)  God loves us... we are everything to him.  And even when we are having problems believing or understanding some of his instructions... who better will understand us?  Who better can explain?  Talk to God about it.  We are his glory... his focus, his most precious children.  When Satan starts to convince us that we are worthless and unloved... that there is no reason to get out of bed in the morning... when we don't think that our lifetimes are long enough to learn how to be good... whenever life slaps us in the face and we start believing that we deserved it... let's talk to God.  He knows better, and he will show us what amazing, worthwhile people we are... and the truckloads of hero potential just waiting to be written.  And, also, just think how much more interesting your conversation will be with your friend in Zimbabwe if you talk to God first. :)

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