Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pondering the scriptures

So I was reading in Mosiah (in the Book of Mormon) the other day, and a scripture caught my attention in a manner that it hasn't before.
Mosiah 27:14
"14 And again, the angel said: Behold, the Lord hath heard the prayers of his people, and also the prayers of his servant, Alma, who is thy father; for he has prayed with much faith concerning thee that thou mightest be brought to the knowledge of the truth; therefore, for this purpose have I come to convince thee of the power and authority of God, that the prayers of his servants might be answered according to their faith. "

This scripture really spoke to me. We all have those people in our lives with whom we have some concern, or problems or whatever. For myself, one of those people is my hubby. It is one of my greatest desires that he become a more active member of the church, that someday we might be sealed together as a family in the Temple. I know that he has his free will though, and no amount of my praying that he join the church can make him do that. I've prayed often for that anyway, or that his heart might be softened. But after reading this scripture, I think I've discovered what I will pray for from now on--that he might be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and then he can act upon that as he will. I certainly am not expecting him to get a visit from an angel, but hey, if the Lord see's fit, that would be sa-weet!!


tammy said...

Great lesson. Isn't it amazing how certain things pop out that you may not have really paid attention to the other times reading? The scriptures still speak to us.

Kristina P. said...

My grandmother has been an active member of the church since her teens. My grandfather never joined. She loved the gospel and has never waivered in her faith, even though he never went to church.

He recently passed away, and I know that he is hearing the gospel now and will choose to accept if because of my grandmother's example.

I hope that your husband will continue to watch your sweet example.

Anonymous said...

wow Mikki!!!!!!! i love this post! and i know what you mean when some scriptures just POP out at ya...even though you may have read it several times before. i do that sometimes.... and then one day BAM---it takes on a whole new meaning.
i know your husband HAS to be a great guy for you to love him so much. he looks so sweet in all of the pictures, too. i know there is something special waiting for him. Heavenly Father knows what you wish for.... and i bet one day you will all be an Eternal Family! :)

wonder woman said...

Your post reminded me of a scripture I read a few days ago. I'm sure you've read it and found comfort, but I'll share it anyway. D&C 74: 1 "For the unbelieveing husband is sanctified by the wife..."

I love when the Spirit teaches you something new!

::Jan:: said...

Mikki, I have been through this exact same thing. Still going through it to be honest.

You are right about having something to pray about that is good for them. My husband did join but is inactive. It has been difficult, but I feel the same as you.

Take care and you just keep moving. It will happen for ya.

The Foulgers said...

The scriptures are amazing! I think each time I read them I find new inspiration. You are being a great example to your hubby and children.

Anonymous said...

Something jumped out to me as I read that scripture just now. "that the prayers of his servants might be answered according to their faith."

Thanks for sharing.It so great to be catching up with you.

Lisa Loo said...

Wow--great thought--thanx for sharing!!