Get the idea?

You know those days when you’re searching for an answer in the scriptures, and you open to a scripture that tells you to be humble… And you don’t really want to be humble… So you try to find a different scripture… And that one tells you to be humble, too… So you try again and you keep trying… But all Heavenly Father really wants to tell you today is, “Be humble!”?

I’m having one of those days.

However, I’m not going to write about how Heavenly Father wants me to be humble, because we all know about that already! I’m going to write about how no matter what it is that we need to hear personally, turning to the scriptures allows Heavenly Father the opportunity to share it with us.

Sometimes, He teaches us by the example of our fellow saints of ancient days. Sometimes, He comforts us with words that have applied to countless broken hearts through the ages. Sometimes, we read a totally obscure story that doesn’t seem to relate to anything, but somehow one specific line in the middle of the seventh verse allows the Spirit to testify to our hearts- With exactly what we needed to hear.

Heavenly Father knows each of us, and he wants to give us what we need. Today, this is what I needed:

Alma 7:23 And now I would that ye should be ahumble, and be bsubmissiveand gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive. 24 And see that ye have afaith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works.


Alma 32:25 For I do not mean that ye all of you have been compelled to humble yourselves; for I verily believe that there are some among you who would humble themselves, let them be in whatsoever circumstances they might.


3 Nephi 6:13 Some were lifted up in pride, and others were exceedingly humble; some did return railing for railing, while others would receive railing and persecution and all manner of afflictions, and would not turn and revile again, but were humble and penitent before God.


Mosiah 21:13 And they did humble themselves even to the dust, subjecting themselves to the yoke of bondage, submitting themselves to be smitten, and to be driven to and fro, and burdened, according to the desires of their enemies.

…Get the idea? 🙂


2 responses to “Get the idea?

  1. Good thing I am already awesome at being humble! I’m the best.

  2. Love it. Here’s another one I found reading the other day that struck me the exact same way:

    38 That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.
    39 Yea, and I also exhort you, my brethren, that ye be watchful unto prayer continually, that ye may not be led away by the temptations of the devil, that he may not overpower you, that ye may not become his subjects at the last day; for behold, he rewardeth you no good thing.
    40 And now my beloved brethren, I would exhort you to have patience, and that ye bear with all manner of afflictions; ….
    41 But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.

    I’d never looked at it as praying continually specifically to avoid temptation. That will be a helpful tool if we remember it.
    Lots of focus on humility, and just being patient through afflictions. Not that we will always be delivered from them immediately, but just to be humble, patient, faithful, and tough it out. Because One Day… Well, one day it’ll alllll be worth it 🙂

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