Saturday, November 10, 2012

Press Forward

My favorite scripture is 2 Nephi 31:20.  I'd never thought much about it until it was the theme scripture for the year I worked at Brighton.  Something about it, though, just sort of stuck with me.

Anyway, I haven't really been where I need to be spiritually, lately. For whatever reason it's the simple things like scripture reading, prayer, etc, that seem to fall by the wayside when life picks up speed. 

However, this week has reminded me of this scripture.  I love the if/then pattern of it's set up:

If I do the following things:
~Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ
~Have a perfect brightness of hope
~Have a love of God
~Have a love of all men
~Feast upon the word of Christ
~Endure to the end

Then I will have eternal life. 

Seems easy enough, right? You would think so...

Another scripture that I love is Psalms 46:10 (Also found in Doctrine and Covenants 101:16).
Life is a crazy 3-ring-circus juggling act.  Often, I feel like I have so many balls to keep in the air that I don't know how I can carry on a moment more.  It's times like these that I need to remember that it's ok to let them drop.  It's ok to just take some time to be still.  It is in the still and quiet moments that I can truly come to know my Heavenly Father. 

I need to learn to seize the still moments when they present themselves, for they don't come often. 

In the midst of the political, work, emotional, personal, and day-to-day turmoil it is nice to know that I have an anchor in my Heavenly Father.  Even if the winds and the waves toss me about, he can calm the storm of my troubled heart.




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