Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day 4-6(40 days closer to Christ)-His hands are stretched out still.How are we using our hands?

2 Nephi 9-18(2 Nephi 11-18 compare Isaiah 1-8)
Scriptures to ponder:2 Nephi 16:10,
 Day 5
2 Nephi 19- 24(compare Isaiah 9-14)
Scriptures to ponder:2 Nephi 19:6
Day 6
2 Nephi 25-33
Scriptures to ponder:2 Nephi 25:29,2 Nephi 31:13

But his hand is stretched out still.I like to picture the Savior reaching out his hands to me calling to me.

I love this visual from this talk prophets-in-the-land-again( Ensign November 2006)given by Elder Jeffery R.Holland of the Quorum of the 12 apostles.He mentions how the pioneers pulled their wagons in terrible winter conditions and got stuck in Wyoming in Martin's Cove.He says for us:
 "It may not be blizzards and frozen-earth burials that we face.... but the needy are still out there—the poor and the weary, the discouraged and downhearted.
"Take your team and wagon; load it with your love, your testimony, and a spiritual sack of flour; then drive in any direction. The Lord will lead you to those in need if you will but embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ"
"To all of you who think you are lost or without hope, or who think you have done too much that was too wrong for too long, to every one of you who worry that you are stranded somewhere on the wintry plains of life and have wrecked your handcart in the process, this conference calls out Jehovah’s unrelenting refrain, “[My] hand is stretched out still.”2 Nephi 19:12 and see Isaiah 5:25; 9:17, 21

Questions to ask myself:
How am I helping those in need?
Why is it important for us to turn to the Lord rather than rely only on our wisdom?

"As we extend our hands and hearts toward others in Christlike love, something wonderful happens to us. Our own spirits become healed, more refined, and stronger. We become happier, more peaceful, and more receptive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit."(General conference April 2010 by Dieter F Uchtdorf

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