Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spiritual Anesthesia





Disobedience to the Lord’s commandments allows Satan to deceive us, and we forget the light and truth we have previously learned. President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency described this dangerous condition: “One of the effects of disobeying God, seems to be, the creation of just enough spiritual anesthetic to block any sensation as the ties to God are being cut. Not only [does] the testimony of the truth slowly erode, but even the memories of what it was like to be in the light [begin] to seem . . . like a delusion” (“A Life Founded in Light and Truth,” Brigham Young University 2000–2001 Speeches [2001], 81).
It is always good to be aware, even when it is painful, of the areas in our life that need adjusting.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Continued Thought

So, in conjunction with the previous post, I read this scripture:
2 Nephi 1:20
Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; but inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.
I posed the question below "What think ye if Christ?"
This is just a passing thought, I do not claim it to be right, but if Christ is far from my thoughts could it be because I have not followed commandments and therefore have been cut off from His presence. Would that not make it easier to go about my doings without a second thought given to Him who saves? How then is it all the more important for me to be as in verse 21 "determined in one mind and in one heart, united in all things, that [I] may not come down into captivity".
It makes sense why the prophets and apostles teach daily prayer, daily scripture study. The more often we are reminded of the Savior, the closer He will be in our thoughts.
I don't know if that thought makes any sense. It seems a bit jumbled in words. Sometimes it is hard to take a thought and put it into words.