Wednesday, July 3, 2013

1 Nephi 16:28-29

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the pointers which were in the ball, that they did work according to the faith and diligence and heed which we did give unto them.
And there was also written upon them a new writing, which was plain to be read, which did give us understanding concerning the ways of the Lord; and it was written and changed from time to time, according to the faith and diligence which we gave unto it. And thus we see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things."
1 Nephi 16:28-29

I love this idea of faith-powered technology. :)  These verses are talking about the Liahona that God gave to Lehi, and which led them through the wilderness on their way to the promised land.  I think it would be so cool to have one of these, that told you the way to go and provided writing as well that could also help you, depending on your faithfulness.  It would be a cool, tactile measure of whether you were being faithful or not... whether the Liahona worked. :)  Of course, it would probably also be occasionally frustrating, knowing our inconsistent spirituality, to be dependent on something that didn't work if you didn't have the spirit.
Of course, if you think about it... we're like that on some level.  WE don't work when we don't have the spirit.  It's easier to screw up everything... to lose our tempers, to become irritable, to get distracted, to not listen, to not care... everything just gets a little bit worse when we don't have God around.  I totally still want a Liahona... or a Liahona app for my tablet that works similarly. :) But, until then, let's work on having the spirit and trust that God can lead us in other ways if we listen to him, and are faithful and diligent.  Let's read, and pray, and heed the promptings of the spirit.

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