Thursday, August 29, 2013

Joseph Smith—History 1:11

"While I was laboring under the extreme difficulties caused by the contests of these parties of religionists, I was one day reading the Epistle of James, first chapter and fifth verse, which reads: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
Joseph Smith—History 1:11

This is an interesting verse from the Pearl of Great Price.  It talks about when Joseph Smith was wondering what church to join, and he read this verse and was inspired to take the question to God.  I think that in our lives, perhaps we should do this more often as well.  I don't mean leave everything to God alone, and just wait to see how our lives turn out. :)  That never works very well.  We have to take action and make decisions. :)  However, too often we talk about our decisions with our family, with our friends, and we don't include God.  And he is the wisest, and he loves us the most.  He can't give us all the answers, because he knows that we need to learn... but he can give us some of them, and he can definitely give us some good advice.  Today, let's do as Joseph did, and read our scriptures.  And let's also include God in our decisions, and be open to the wisdom that he offers.

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