Friday, November 4, 2011

So Thankful . . .

November is the month of Thanksgiving and so I’ve been taking a few moments each day to think about some the things I have to be thankful for. Yesterday I was thinking about how thankful I am for the Holy Ghost and I found this list of just a few of the things He does for me. The list made me even more grateful, and so I thought I’d share it with you so you can ponder on these things too.

 Helps us recall and recognize truth (John 14:26)

 Conveys spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12: 1-11)

 Guides our prayers (D&C 46: 30)

 Teaches us eternal truths (Moroni 10: 5)

 Brings peace and joy to the soul (Gal 5: 22)

 Opens our minds to revelation (Alma 5: 46, 1 Ne 10: 19)

 Shows and tells us all things that we should do (2 Ne 32:3, 5)

 Strengthens the body, mind, and spirit (Romans 8: 26)

 Remits sin (JST Matt 26: 24-25)

 Sanctifies us (3 Ne 27: 20)

I am so blessed, but this list also made me realize that when I make wrong choices and sin, I am giving all this up. It helps motivate me to do what is right.

Today's thoughts of gratitude are easy. A new grandson arrived last night giving us a total of 27 grandsons and 7 grand daughters! My heart is full to the brim and overflowing! How grateful I am!


Wendi said...

Thanks for sharing that list with the scripture references. And congratulations on your new grandson! :)

Cathy Bubert said...

Congratulations! How did someone with so many daughters end up with so many boys in the family :) We love you all!