Saturday, July 15, 2017

3 Nephi 2:1 -- On Remembering

"And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also, and the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven, insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts, and blind in their minds, and began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen—"
3 Nephi 2:1

This is another good reminder to remember, and one of the reasons that God asks us to pray and read and attend church and remember him in so many other ways.  It's because we forget *so* easily.

Miracles happen in our lives.  We know this, and we remember and acknowledge it if we stop and take the time to think about God working in our lives.  But when we are just barreling through and not taking time out for God, we get ourselves into trouble because we don't stop to think or to remember.  We start getting insular and selfish, and forget the ideals of Zion--loving each other, building a world without hate or poverty, and becoming one in Christ.

Today, let's not let ourselves be desensitized to the things of God.  Let's pay attention to where our hearts are, and remind ourselves what we believe in and what we hope for every day.  Let's soften our hearts and open our minds, and invite God to walk with us, and remind us of what hope looks like, and the beauty and perfection and joy that he has waiting, if we remember and continue to strive for it.

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