Obedience brings blessings of prosperity
They that endure will be blessed
Bear afflictions with patience and long-suffering
Testimony comes from the Spirit
Salvation only can come through Christ
Be diligent and temperate
Work hard (don't be idle or lazy)
Be filled with love
Be sober (serious)
If my children never learn much from me, I'd want them to learn those things. Sadly, I've fail at least one. :( It is a pretty good To-Be and To-Do list, one that I think all could benefit from following. I guess the only way to really reach "the one" is to practice it myself.
I know it's hard for me to see my children suffer. None of them have been stoned or imprisoned (yet- fingers crossed) but they have had their little share of difficulties. It's hard when I can't make it go away. I shouldn't try to. All I can do is follow Alma's example and point the way to where thy can receive strength, deliverance, peace and rest. I can teach them how to receive their own testimonies, and live and and teach in a way that prepares them to feel the Holy Ghost testify of its truthfulness.
What did you think/learn today?