Friday, November 7, 2008

Helaman 5:40-41

"And it came to pass that the Lamanites said unto him: What shall we do, that this cloud of darkness may be removed from overshadowing us? And Aminadab said unto them: You must repent, and cry unto the voice, even until ye shall have faith in Christ, who was taught unto you by Alma, and Amulek, and Zeezrom; and when ye shall do this, the cloud of darkness shall be removed from overshadowing you."
Helaman 5:40-41

These Lamanites were in prison and had a physical cloud of darkness over them... but I figure that sometimes we have the same thing going on spiritually. First we have to recognize it, and then we have to work to get rid of it... and the same things will work to get us out of our spiritual darkness that worked for these people with their physical darkness. :)  The steps are simple, and although the actual implementation can take a lot of effort... when the darkness is gone, and we can see clearly again, we realize that unrestricted vision is worth all of the work, and more, that it took to get there.  So, the steps... repent, pray, faith.  And prayer *precedes* the faith in this case... actually in a lot of cases.  Even if we don't know for sure if anyone is listening, having the faith to get on our knees and find out... to talk to God and see if he answers us... that is a big step.  Sometimes it takes a lot of practice to hear what God has to say... but it's worth it.  And really... to have the darkness out of our lives?  That's worth an experiment in prayer, isn't it?  Today, let's get on our knees and talk to the Lord about removing the darkness from our lives, and then let's do what it takes to walk in the light.

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