Tonight we were reading scriptures and it was Jon's turn. He read D&C Section 58, the verses that stand out are scripture mastery, but were so amazingly powerful..they were 26-29:
"For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise loose their reward. But he that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned."
Made me think...I'm really slothful and should be doing more, not because it is a commandment necessarily (although I think that even just thinking that will put me on the right track) but because I have a desire to do more and be better. I have heard so many times that you can serve without love but you cannot geniunely love without service. How true is that?
I'm going to set some new goals for myself this week, and start small. I think in doing this I just might endure better and have a better reward....
For now, however, I'm really tired and need some sleep, I'm not entirely sure I've made any sense at all, but I know what I'm trying to say.