Monday, May 6, 2013

Proverbs 14:12

"There is a away which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Proverbs 14:12

This is interesting to me today because it makes me think of how thoroughly we deceive ourselves sometimes.  There are so many things that we talk ourselves into, justifying that this must be right, because we want it, or because it brings a temporary emotional or physical high.  Or just because we can't feel the spirit anymore, and we forget what it feels like.  In Relief Society yesterday one woman told a story of being inactive for 17 years, until her son talked her into going to conference with him, in person.  And she listened to the prophet, and she remembered and felt the spirit again.  And she came back.  ... God is always inviting us in, inviting us back, but sometimes we won't hear him, and after refusing to hear for long enough, sometimes we go spiritually deaf... we forget what it is like to walk with God, and we finally talk ourselves into thinking that whatever we have chosen instead is just as good, and enlightens our lives just as much.  And it takes a lot to bring us out of a self-imposed disability like that.  Today, let's remember that our ways are not God's ways, and that if we go our own way, it leads to nothing good.  Let's listen to God and stay sensitive to his spirit.

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