"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two things

Ok, two things that I had a light bulb moment on today. The first thing, perhaps not a light bulb moment, but pretty much a confirming experience: when Heavenly Father has something for you to do, he will provide a way if we ask. Todd had to work today, Sunday, so I had the kids alone again during church and I wondered if Seth would be as good as he was the last time I was alone for the sweet sister in our ward who watches him for me. Should I have doubted? Not only was he great but he was actually interacting with her, like smiling back at her, laughing, etc. She use to just hold him so he couldn't see her in hopes that if he didn't know who was holding him that he'd be happy! Just another confirmation that when Heavenly Father has work for us to do (or anything that may be placed in our lives), He will provide a way!

The second thing: perhaps one of the reasons why Heavenly Father doesn't answer our prayers in the manner we want him to is that because we are not ready for the responsibility that may come with having that answer! This hit me today during Sacrament as the speaker mentioned a story about his friend who was investigating the church, but wasn't ready to commit. He wasn't getting a confirmation about the gospel because he was not ready to commit. The speaker contrasted this story to the one of Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was ready and prepared for the answers he sought in the Sacred Grove, and that's why he was answered. We all may not have angels or God himself visit us in answer to our prayers, but if we are prepared for an answer, we will receive it. It may be that the "just wait" answer is that we are not yet prepared to receive it. Very good talk.

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