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And even in this life, we may be chosen and called, to share and contribute, the talents and gifts within. You know, the ones that grew within while waiting, waiting on the shelf, because you were not just waiting, but stretching, paying the price of worshiping the Lord God, trying and keeping his laws and covenants, praying, and searching the scriptures, even amidst the storms, and tribulations of life, for we know that all tribulations worketh patience.
3 Nephi 24:16 - 18 Then they that feared the Lord spake often oneto another, and the Lord hearkened and heard;and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them as a manspareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye returnand discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Romans 5:3 - 4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: