August 28, 2011- Church

Balance

(This actually came from my notes. They are spinning plates- the image of the need for good balance.)

1. Personal Revelation- Individual guidance

-Ask in faith

-Prepare by being worthy

-Keep council of Lord

Find a solution first, then ask if it’s right.

“Humility is the catalyst of all learning.”

How are we using our time?

Even a lot of a good thing can be bad if it prevents something else you may need to do.

Mary & Martha- Martha made food, Mary listened to Jesus. Both are good, but listening to Jesus was more important.

We are not expected to be perfect: we are expected to do our best. Our best is good enough for Him. D&C 112:10

God speaks through those around us, too.

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Choice   (3 R’s of Choice- Monson last fall)

“We cannot be neutral; there is no middle ground. God knows this, and Satan knows this.”

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Pesky little principle of agency

Moses 4:3-4

2 Nep 2:27 Men are free

-The “right” of choice is the greatest gift next to life itself.

-The “responsibility” of choice

-The “result” of choice

A man described his years of inactivity as looking at a bonfire, seeing people enjoy it, but being too far away to feel it's warmth.

Only I have control over my own salvation.

Through the atonement, etc.

Elder Holland 2010

“If we sin… we can be rescued.”

The Holy Ghost is my guide and the Savior is my safety net.

-This was not part of my notes from church, but I came across it later the same day, and I found it appropriate. It seemed to fit.

“He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.”

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis

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