Living by the scriptures

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. - 1 Ne. 3:7.

While preparing for an upcoming lesson, I read this verse in Nephi. Tears flowed as I felt the need and desire to not just read these words, but to make an effort to live these words in my daily life.

"I will go." Those three words struck me as a powerful and decisive format for life. They imply a total faith and reliance on our Heavenly Father as our anchor, pilot, and navigator, who can guide us safely home.

No statement is more needful in our lives during these trying and ofttimes tormenting "last days." No statement more clearly signifies a willingness of heart to serve obediently regardless of life's challenges. No statement clarifies more the total trust in our Redeemer to guide us through all storms of life. These words whisper hope, reminding us of who we are - His chosen, His work, His Glory.

"I will go," encompassed with "and do the things which the Lord has commanded," will grant us now and through all eternity the blessing of peace that comes only from total obedience and striving to walk in His footsteps.

Through all our tests, our challenges and callings may we unhesitantly proceed with faith and consistently show our willingness to trust and be submissive to His will. - Janet C. Steffen, Mesa, Ariz.

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