Thursday, February 19, 2009

We MUST Apply What We Learn

I am in my first trimester of pregnancy right now and all I can find the motivation to do is sleep and eat! So, needless to say I haven't been as consistent in posting as I would like to but I will be trying.

Back to learning more about listening to the spirit and having prayers answered and back to Elder Scott's great wisdom on the subject. Elder Scott says, "To obtain spiritual direction or to acquire spiritual knowledge are not sufficient--you must find the courage and strength to consistently use them."

"For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will,, and bring to pass much righteousness; for the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward."

D&C 58:26-28; see also verses 29-33

From Elder Scott's book, Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy


  1. That looks like a good book. I'm adding it to my reading list. Thanks!

  2. I have been meaning to email you but I never get around to it. I hope you don't mind me just leaving this in the comment box. I love the book I am a Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson. It's not so much a "how to" parenting book or tips on how to raise your family. It is more a quick read that arouses the divinity of Motherhood. It really connects to the spirit of the job. I just wanted to pass the goodness along. enjoy.

  3. I always like checking in with you. Such good comments from apostles. I finally got my "Art of Homemaking" book. I love it! We're studying it together as "girls" in our family.