1 Nephi 17 – Wading

Lehi’s family had to wade through much affliction, like we do in our lives. Wading suggests work. You can’t skip through a sandy spot of deep water quickly, and we can’t get through trials as quick as we probably would like…but we can be strengthened so we aren’t sucked under the treacherous waves while we wade.

1 Nephi 13 – Power from God

God will deliver His people who trust Him, but don’t let distractions or the world make you forget who the Giver of all blessings is. Don’t take credit to yourself for something God empowered you to do. I love this chapter because it goes into how merciful God is in bringing forth more of His word to the earth to give blind eyes sight and clear up confusion in the world.

1 Nephi 11b – Look!

The word that stuck out to me in this chapter is LOOK. It’s used 8 times by the angel in the vision, asking Nephi to look closer, look deeper, keep looking. He’s basically asking Nephi to look for MORE so he can find Christ, His Savior, and truly live. Do we LOOK for more in our lives? Do we look closer at people, deeper into ourselves, so that can ultimate LOOK UP and recognize our Savior when He comes again?