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Friday, May 17, 2013

FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT -- Faith, Prayer, Desires

This morning I read the following verse in Enos:

"And it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith."

I love this!  I feel that this verse is really a key principle in all we do or desire to accomplish in life.  God can usually only grant us the desires of our hearts after much effort on our parts.  We have to pray for it.  We have to work hard.  We have to study the scriptures so we know what to desire...what is righteous and what is not.  By doing these preliminary steps, we are exercising the requisite faith, thus enabling God to bless us, which is the desire of His heart! 

In verse 17 of the same chapter, it further explains:

"And I, Enos, knew it would be according to the covenant which he had made; wherefore my soul did rest."

In other words, once we have covenanted with God, once promises have been made, we can rest, knowing that if God promises a blessing, it WILL come to pass as long as we are striving to make it so.  He will handle the rest, so we can stop worrying, fretting, and obsessing.  Through Him, we can receive the strength and patience to "wait upon the Lord"... to "be still and know that [He] is God."


Tamaran said...

Beautiful thoughts. Thank you.

Valerie said...

Beautiful! It isn't always easy to be still.