Thursday, August 14, 2014

D&C 6:32-34 -- On Growing Good

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, as I said unto my disciples, where two or three are gathered together in my name, as touching one thing, behold, there will I be in the midst of them—even so am I in the midst of you.
Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward.
Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail."
D&C 6:32-34

Scriptures like this help me to realize how really close to us God is.  If we're gathered together to talk about gospel topics, he will be with us.  We can reach out to him in prayer, and if we are living in tune with the spirit, God will always be there, hearing us.  Even if not, actually, he will still be there.  When there is no communication, it is we who have to work through our faulty ability to feel and receive.  We deafen and blind ourselves through sin and distraction, and God feels farther away because of that sometimes... but he is closer than we know.
Fear not to do good. :)  Isn't that an awesome statement?  And fearing to do good seems strange in a way, but just like we deafen ourselves, sometimes we paralyze ourselves and we are afraid to do anything.  We're stuck in one place, waiting for a sign, or thinking in only one direction.  And maybe we should wait, in that way, but it never means that we have to sit idle in other ways.  It's just like we think when a kid tells us that he or she is bored.  There are SO many things to do.  Books to read, places to go, games to play, tasks to accomplish, things to clean. :)  And we're kind of like that with the future.  We're scared and wondering... this way or that way, or what should I do?  And we forget that we are *surrounded* with things to do that don't require us to make huge dramatic decisions.  Things that we can learn, ways that we can help others.  And when we sow good, we also reap good, and so it makes everything better. :)
Today, let's not fear to do good.  Let's build upon God's rock.  Let's seek his presence.  Let's do whatever we can think of to help God in his work and bless the lives of others.  Let's plant lots and lots and lots of good out there, and watch it grow. :)

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