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Nov. 1st, 2007 01:23 pm Random Journal Entries for no reason

I don't want to save these and have them cluttering up my desktop so I'm putting them here instead.

Individual Worth #6


So, this is for my Individual Worth Experience #6. I’ve gotten my Patriarchal Blessing Recommend, I got it back in March with Lorien, and… holy cow! With all my other pressing concerns I totally forgot that I get my Patriarchal Blessing in 2 weeks!! Unless I get a rant from Heavenly Father and have to get another one later. Apparently that’s happened before. Gulp. I hope not. I am trying to live worthily. Heavenly Father might take pity on me since I’m getting grief from others for doing what I’m told. Then again, maybe not.


Anyway, but you get a Patriarchal Blessing because it’s a helpful guidebook from Heavenly Father for you personally. It helps you in several ways. It tells you your strengths, which you can the develop. It tells you your weaknesses, which then help you to strengthen those weaknesses in order to not be prey to them anymore. It also tells you which Tribe of Israel you belong to, and tells you certain things about yourself from life, the Pre-Existence, and things you need to look out for that may or may not hinder or help you.


The Patriarch, which is a calling in the Church, places his hands upon your head and gives you the Blessing. Oh, and before you get your blessing you’re supposed to fast, and while you’re fasting you’re supposed to think about questions you want to be answered during the Blessing. I know what questions I want answered: will I have children of my own? That is what I would like to know. I’m sure there are others, but that’s the one on my mind right now. Baby on the brain!! Ahhhh!


That’s my entry on Patriarchal Blessings.


Faith #5


Well… this is for my Faith Experience #5. I’m supposed to write about the Lord. But you can write books about Him and not tell all that there is to tell. I know that He’s my older brother, because He’s the Son of my Heavenly Father. I know that He suffered and died, not just for me but for all the people of the worlds. He’s the Man in the Water Heater. =)


He comforts us, all of us, when we need Him. He’s comforted me when I’ve been almost in the depths of despair (I say almost because “to despair is to turn your back on God,” as Marilla Cuthbert says in Anne of Green Gables). He knows our pain, which is how He knows how to comfort us. He loves every one of us, no matter what we’ve done. He chose before the worlds were created to be the one to be sacrificed for us so that we may be a part of Heavenly Father’s plan. It isn’t fair that He had to do it, but He chose it for us all.


Wow, that reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. “You carry the Fate of us all, little one.” Sort of.



Faith #4


When you partake of the Sacrament, you renew your Baptismal Covenants, your promise to Heavenly Father to follow His commandments, to do as He has bid you, and to be as He would have you be- as like unto His Son as possible.

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Date:November 4th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hey Rave, RYC about getting grief from others was sort of addressed by Oswald Chamber in his devotional on November 2nd. I'm copying it for you in hopes it is some encouragement.

Our Lord never insists obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him out of a oneness of spirit with Him. That is why whenever our Lord talked about discipleship, He prefaced it with an "If," meaning, "You do not need to do this unless you desire to do so." "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself . . ." ( Luke 9:23 ). In other words, "To be My disciple, let him give up his right to himself to Me." Our Lord is not talking about our eternal position, but about our being of value to Him in this life here and now. That is why He sounds so stern (see Luke 14:26 ). Never try to make sense from these words by separating them from the One who spoke them.

The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says without hesitation. If I hesitate, it is because I love someone I have placed in competition with Him, namely, myself (or others that try to cause you grief). Jesus Christ will not force me to obey Him, but I must. And as soon as I obey Him, I fulfill my spiritual destiny. My personal life may be crowded with small, petty happenings, altogether insignificant. But if I obey Jesus Christ in the seemingly random circumstances of life, they become pinholes through which I see the face of God. Then, when I stand face to face with God, I will discover that through my obedience thousands were blessed. When God’s redemption brings a human soul to the point of obedience, it always produces. If I obey Jesus Christ, the redemption of God will flow through me to the lives of others, because behind the deed of obedience is the reality of Almighty God.