Thursday I didn’t have anything spectacular. Just the excitement of re-uniting with my oldest son after a week vacation. It was cool to see all the siblings excited about seeing him come home. It was great to see Mom and Dad as well. Family is a miracle, so that is what I’ll blog for Thursday. My family is a HUGE gift and miracle, and I have been so blessed. Seven flawless pregnancies, six uneventful births, seven perfect and healthy babies, and seven powerfully good and intelligent children.
For Friday I just want to share a scripture I read last night. It is from the story of Amulek, after introducing himself as a man of great wealth and position. “5. Nevertheless, after all this, I never have known much of the ways of the Lord, and his mysteries and marvelous power. I said I never had known much of these things; but behold, I mistake, for I have seen much of his mysteries and his marvelous power; yea, even in the preservation of the lives of this people. 6. Nevertheless, I did harden my heart, for I was called many times and I would not hear; therefore I knew concerning these things, yet I would not know; therefore I went on rebelling against God, in the wickedness of my heart, . . .” Alma 10:5-6.
To me that implies that when I fail to recognize His mysteries and miracles that DO happen every day around me, even to the preservation of my life, I am actually rebelling against God – with a wicked heart. I need to completely fix that. Hence this blog, and a reminder of the verse on the header “In all thy ways acknowledge Him; and He shall direct thy paths.” When my daughter saw that verse, she told me that it was one of her absolute favorite verses. I did not know that. What a wise daughter I have for an 18 year old!
- Rebellion in the Midst of Miracles (shilohrestoration.org)