Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Light That Leads

At one point in the New Testament, Jesus and His disciples are traveling through Galilee into Capernaum. When they reach Capernaum the Savior asks the disciples what it was they were disputing about while they were traveling. Mark tells us that the disciples, “Held their peace” (Mark 9:34). I can imagine the scene as the disciples lowered their heads and awkwardly averted looking into the eyes of the Savior. The reason they remained silent and didn’t want to answer is because they had been arguing about who was the greatest among them and they knew they shouldn’t have been doing that. It is interesting to me that their own hearts convicted them, not the Savior.

From time to time we all get caught up in doing something that we know isn’t right. And we know at the moment we are doing it that it isn’t right. How do we know? Because our hearts tell us it isn’t right. We don’t need a mother standing over us wagging her finger and saying, “No, no, no!” Each of us has been blessed with the Light of Christ (Moroni 7: 15-16) and that Light lets us know if what we are doing is right or wrong. If we heed that Light it is like Lehi’s Liahona. It will guide us to the things we should do. If we consistently disobey the light, it soon goes out and we are left with a guilty conscience and in darkness.

Learning to listen and obey our own internal promptings is one of the most important things we can do in life. We are wired with all the voltage we need. We just have to use the Light.


Connie said...

Have you been watching me??? LOL
Sometimes I run into problems with sins of ommission (skipping scripture reading because...or something along those lines, not v.t. or missing a meeting...easy to do. Your posts are a great place for me to start my days!!!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Connie,We all have the omission problem! And yet when we let the light lead us we have such peace in our lives! Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you like starting your day with me!