Friday, July 10, 2009

Help Is Here

I was speaking with a friend this morning who had just made an important decision that required prayer and the direction of the Spirit. The answer came to her, and brought with it a peace and comfort. As she ended her story, she said, “I wish I would remember to go to the Lord more when making decisions.”

Her words have made me think a lot about how we get so caught up in telestial living that we forget that there is celestial help. In the New Testament Jesus warns his followers that they will be delivered before governors and kings to be tried. “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you” (Matthew 10:19-20). Learning to trust in that Spirit to help us makes life so much easier.

In making decisions, in bearing witness of Christ, in performing in our Church callings, in strengthening our relationships—in short, in anything we do that is good, “it shall be given us” if we just trust more in the Spirit to help us. We are not alone. Jesus Christ loves us and will help us if we will remember that He is there to help us.


Alyssa said...

I find myself doing the very same thing. I am a stubborn person, and usually try to figure things out by myself, and can't quite put my finger on why it's not working out. Then it dawns on me that I need to pray about it, and I always wonder why I didn't think of it sooner.

Love the new layout, by the way. :)

Wendi said...

Thank you for the autographed copies of your books. My mom gave them to me today. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Alyssa, It is sometimes baffling how we can forget when we know so well that it works!!!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Wendi,I hope you enjoy them!