Thursday, October 23, 2008

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.

3 comments:

vaxhacker said...

Insightful post. And one of my favorite scriptures as well.

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meganconser said...

Don't you love scriputres that make you think? I think all of us could be doing more! Also in a lesson a few weeks ago in RS the teacher said somthing that stuck in my mind. Simply, ask Heavenly Father what we should be doing to be doing our best. Lately I haven't been able to do much, but as I am feeling better and pulling out of this issue I have had I keep feeling I am simply not doing enough- or my best at the moment isn't good enough. So after that lesson I simply prayed and asked for guidance- my week went so much better. I am not sure I did too much more that I had the week before, BUT I did feel like I did do what the Lord wanted me to do for my children running around as well as the one inside growing.
Thanks for Sharing Rebecca- have I told you that I really admire you! So glad I am getting to know you better! Love, Megan

Tonya said...

Wow! Those are powerful words. Thanks for sharing. It is one of those passages that does make you think and hopefully jump into action to better yourself. I am always grateful for those reminders, so thanks:0)