Saturday, April 2, 2005

Doctrine and Covenants 84:52

"And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me."
Doctrine and Covenants 84:52

This just blows me away. ... If we don't receive God's voice, we aren't acquainted with it.  It's like a really really good friend is in trouble and calls you collect... and if you know the voice, you will accept the charges no matter what.  Somehow, though, we don't always recognize God as a friend when he calls.  We think it is a wrong number, or a sales call, and so we don't listen.  It's only when we treat God as a stranger that we start asking him to prove things, or start resenting him.  If we understood fully how much of a friend God is to us, and worked on recognizing him and his voice in our everyday lives... we would always have a friend beside us, no matter what.  We would never be without someone to talk to.  Let's work on becoming acquainted with his voice, and stay acquainted with it... let's put some effort into this relationship, and build the friendship that God offers us freely.

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