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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Burst the bonds...

So I had this amazing revelation during my scripture study the other day. I was reading in the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi chapter 7 . In this chapter Nephi and his brothers are traveling back to their father in the wilderness and his brothers want to go back to Jerusalem. They are tired of the whole camping thing and want to be back where their riches and comforts are. Nephi tells them to go right ahead and go back, but just know that Jerusalem is going to be destroyed (this is approximately 600 BC) and they will perish if they return, but that is their choice. Well Nephi's brothers get all upset because he is being honest with them and they know he is telling the truth, so instead of agreeing with him they try to make Nephi change his mind. So they tie him up. Nephi isn't about to return to Jerusalem so he prays to the Lord to give him strength to burst the bands and the Lord does so. His brothers get angry again, but then they are calmed by others in the party. They realize their mistake and beg for forgiveness which Nephi quickly gives.

After reading this chapter I came to some awesome conclusions: 1. We need to remember the Lord and the blessings he has already given us. 2. We need to have faith in the Lord. 3. All things are possible according to the Lord's will. 4. We have the ability to choose what our actions will be. 5. The Lord will give us strength to do things that might seem impossible. 6. We should forgive other's trespasses immediately.

All of these conclusions touched me deeply and forced me to think of the many miracles and blessings I have been blessed with over the years. I truly have been watched over and cared for!!!

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