Thursday, May 24, 2012

Proving the Coming of Christ

I realized that there has been a bit of an intense or deep feeling on the blog lately, and it has been making me a little crazy. I have been thinking of something a little "lighter" to post about - but really, is there any part of the gospel that really is "lite" (yes, that was kind of a snarky comment about the "Mormonism Lite" review - if you don't know what I am talking about, go look it up. But it's not light reading, just consider yourself forewarned).

I am learning the balance between boldly declaring Christ'a gospel and not coming across as condescending. I appreciate those folks who stick around on the blog here and let me practice on them. I have a lot to learn about the gospel and I think I have just as much to learn about sharing it with people.

A few nights ago I started 2 Nephi 11 and I read the phrase "my soul delighteth" a couple of times, so I figured I should definitely write about it.

I especially loved this, "my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ" - perhaps that is one of the main reasons I write on this blog - because my soul delights in that same thing.

Like I said - I am trying to be bold without being overbearing (see Alma 38:12). I am really not good at that (ask my husband! And pretty much anyone who has met me "offline"... yikes. I am pretty bad). Well, we all have strengths and weaknesses, and if the Lord can really turn my weakness in this into a strength (see Ether 12:27) then perhaps some day I will indeed be bold without being overbearing.

Do you delight in proving the truth of Christ to "your people"? Do you struggle to be bold without being overbearing?

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  1. In my BOM study group we came to the record of Alma, former wicked priest. How he escaped with a group of about 200 or more people into the wilderness. The record states that shortly after, Alma began to teach the resurrection of Christ, or rather the doctrine of Christ which is Faith,Repentance and Baptism. So the question was asked, why did he start at that point, why not bear testimony of his conversion, why not bring to mind the blessings of their escape from sure death?
    So we learned that this was the way of the Savior. He immediately, taught about his own death and resurrection. This doctrine helps to build faith in his words, and to establish hope at his coming. This is an exciting topic, even now, and it is easy to come across as "over bearing", but in reality,it is the Holy Spirit bearing witness to us that this is true doctrine, but we are excited by it and sometime people are intimidated by it. Maybe we can approach this "good news" like the Savior, in gentleness and meekness, and for me, I tend to share a story, or my testimony to make it easier for anyone to hear.


What makes your soul delight? This is my invitation to you to share your thoughts right here on my blog. I read every one of them, and I appreciate them!

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