Saturday, June 22, 2002

Doctrine and Covenants 45:46

"Wherefore, if ye have slept in peace blessed are you; for as you now behold me and know that I am, even so shall ye come unto me and your souls shall live, and your redemption shall be perfected; and the saints shall come forth from the four quarters of the earth."
Doctrine and Covenants 45:46

How do we sleep in peace?  It seems to be about conscience, but I'm not absolutely sure.  If it is, though, then we should probably start gauging our inner peace a little better. :)  Maybe we don't get that kind of peace until we find out truly what we believe, and start living by it.  When we don't have that peace, then something is out of balance... maybe we have a conflict between action and belief somewhere, or maybe we really haven't figured out who we are yet, and therefore what we believe.  I think, though I don't think I am really there so I can't guarantee anything, that when you are truly in balance and have that kind of peace that you don't have to compromise one piece of your heart for another.  You don't have to give up one super-important thing for another.  You know what the priorities are, and you are at peace with that... you know that God isn't robbing your life of something, and that there is no reason to resent him or regret your choices that confirm his priority.  Maybe that is what the whole Abraham/Issac thing was about... showing that peace.  Abraham knew that God came first, and that if God asked him for something... even if it was the number two thing after him, that it would work out, and that it was the best thing.  He had this kind of peace. 

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