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By: Don Bowman, Moroni Channel
Published: Thursday, May 05 2016; 10:31 p.m. DMT
If we as children of our Heavenly Father expect to receive guidance, answer, blessings, and protection to both temporal and spiritual things in our lives, we surely need to marshall ourselves into a state of readiness, and preparedness, readiness and preparedness to receive. Spiritual marshaling is to arrange ourselves in proper order by living the principals of the gospel so that we are ready to receive from The Lord, and then also, a prepared to fight temptation and spiritual battles.
One thing we all have learn, is that when we do things the Lords way, it works for our good, and blessings are forthcoming. When we don't we sometimes remain in a state of frustration, stress, and anxiety.
The Lord is a God of order, He is order Himself, after the holy order of the Son, and abides by Divine laws of order. He therefore cannot act contrary to these laws, for do to so, He would have to act contrary to Himself. All things are possible when we act according to these laws. God is then able to guide, bless, comfort, and protect, and we can plainly see Him in our lives, bowing in humble gratitude for His bounties.
He sometimes, however, according to mercy and grace, will grant us certain blessings, we feel we haven't deserved. Yet when we find ourselves acting contrary to these laws, and commandments, it is then that we find ourselves in the state of stress, anxiety, discouragement, fear and helplessness.
At times we are not even willing let alone ready to receive what God could and wants to bless us with, for we go our own way, wanting to lead ourselves, therefore we act contrary to His laws and standards. We then somewhat expect some magical results of peace, order, joy or happiness in our lives. Yet we reason, my situation is different, special, and requires a different course or plan. We say "I can't! You don't understand! There are reasons why I can't," or should we say won't. We do have a choice between our way and Gods way.
We are all the children of God and have accepted His plan, and most of us are trying the best we can, yet we can stumble and fall at times. Sometimes it is just a few little things, that need adjusting, to get us back on the strait path, so that we can feel better about ourselves. We then are able to receive the blessing we desire.
If there is a major problem, we need to repent and become free of the shackles that bind. The members of the church are wonderful people full of hope and wanting to serve one another. They are the salt of the earth, yet let us be careful not loose our savor wherewith we lose the light given. May God bless all of us for our commitment to His Gospel and to each other.
D&C 130: 20 - 21
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