Thursday, May 7, 2009

Doctrine and Covenants 11:12-14

"And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that spirit which leadeth to do good--yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy;
And then shall ye know, or by this shall ye know, all things whatsoever you desire of me, which are pertaining unto things of righteousness, in faith believing in me that you shall receive."
Doctrine and Covenants 11:12-14

This is a cool scripture about the Spirit. We should trust the Spirit, because it helps us to do good things, to be better people. It also brings light into our minds… helping us to think better I would imagine. :) And it fills our souls with joy... now, *that* is cool. Imagine being filled... you know, like if you walk too fast, it just spills out all over everyone around you. :) And *then*.... by this... because of this spirit which is leading us to do great things and be better, and is topping us off with happiness.... by this same Spirit, we can know anything that we want to know that has anything to do with righteousness (and seriously, most things do... I doubt that the Spirit will give you the knowledge of the combination to the bank vault down the street, or help you cheat on a test... but happier things, definitely). And then, here is our part... we have to desire, and believe. We always get off so easy. :) …Not that it isn't difficult at times to do those things... but comparatively. We work so hard to get those things for ourselves... happiness, goodness, judgment... knowledge, light... and the Spirit gives them to us in return for desire and faith. And no matter who we are, we can find some desire within... we all want to become better, to improve ourselves and our lives. To find out what we are about... and even if you can't get your heart and mind around the entire gospel plan... which, hey... is hard. It is big as the universe, so it's understandable to struggle with just the basics sometimes... but no matter what our struggles are, we can find some faith in something. In Christ, who lived and died and lives again... for us. In the scriptures, which if nothing else, help us to have a better day when we read from them... in tithing, one of those few things in this life that we can achieve perfection in. :) Whatever it is... we have that particle of faith, and probably a huge tree of desire... let’s pick something from the tree, exercise the tiniest amount of faith... pray, ponder... try the experiment. See what happens. :) Taking the chance to have your soul filled with joy seems like a pretty good time to me. :)

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