Tuesday, October 25

no fear

My lovely visiting teacher stopped by last night to share a message from Sister Julie Beck's talk entitled "If We do Not Doubt." It was such a sweet and powerful talk addressed specifically to the Sisters of the church, but applicable to all. You can find it on lds.org if you have a spare moment this week and need a little light, enriching reading.
I just wanted to share one particularly poignant section with you all. Something that really touched me. She said, 
"The mothers of Helaman’s warriors lived in times not unlike our own. Their circumstances were difficult and dangerous, and youth were being called upon to defend physical and spiritual liberty. Today we live in a world where we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Challenging times cry out for strong parents and examples who teach the truth that Helaman’s warriors knew: “If they did not doubt, God would deliver them” (Alma 56:47). Teaching and exemplifying this truth today requires vigilance. However, we need not fear. When we know who we are and who God is and we have made covenants with Him, we—like these mothers of warriors—will have great influence for good."

Isn't that beautiful? We know who we are and we know who God is...We have no need to fear. We an be confident in our divinity and content knowing we have a place in God's Kingdom. If we do not doubt, God will deliver us.

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