Sunday, February 10, 2013
Go check on the baby
One of my favorite scriptures that relates to this topic is found in the Book of Mormon, when Lehi and his family are on their journey from Jerusalem to the new promised land. They received the Liahona (compass/ball) to guide them and Nephi makes this remark, "And we did follow the directions of the ball (Liahona), which led us in the more fertile parts of the wilderness." 1 Nephi 16:16. The journey was difficult and they had to make the journey regardless, but by following the Liahona they went through the best parts of the wilderness, which made their journey just a little bit easier, just a little bit happier. When we have the gift of the Holy Spirit to be our companion, AND we act on the promptings that he gives us, our journey of life, which can be very difficult, is just a little bit easier, a little bit happier. I had another experience today at church with my Sunday School class, that I won't go into here, but it was obvious to me that it was a tender mercy and an answered prayer, and I felt like I was on cloud nine because of the great joy that I felt. To me, feeling that intense, true joy that comes from following those promptings is one of the absolute greatest things about living the gospel of Jesus Christ and looking for God's hand in my life. I know He is there.