Do you ever struggle with prayer? Do you ever wonder if your prayers get beyond your bedroom ceiling. Enos gives us a pattern on how to make our prayers mighty…but it involves some spiritual wrestling.
Jacob has a run-in with an anti-Christ, but he stands firm against the bullying because his faith is based on Christ, the rock of our salvation. This faith gives us power to labor diligently in God’s service. And we need to labor diligently, because there are wolves out there working just as diligently to bring us down.
Jacob gives four simple, yet meaty steps to be reconciled to Jesus Christ in this chapter. Ponder on these to see if you can think of specific ways you can apply one or all of these steps better in your life.
Nephi urges us in this chapter to feast upon the words of Christ and turn to Him in prayer…then listen to the Holy Ghost to receive promptings and answers to all our questions. Are we taking advantage of these precious gifts God has given us?
Nephi plainly outlines the doctrine of Christ in this beautiful chapter: faith in Him, repentance, baptism by immersion by one who holds priesthood authority, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide us back to the Father and the Son. This path back to God is strait, not necessarily straight. Find out what that means.
Who are God’s people? Is it just a certain nation or people? Nephi tells us in this chapter who qualifies as God’s people…and it is ANYONE who chooses God over the devil, and repents and turns to Jesus Christ. Who’s side are we on?
One theme that stands out to me in these Isaiah chapters is Second Chances. God doesn’t hold grudges. He is always reaching His hand out to save us…if we turn to Him in repentance. There is lots to delight in with these chapters. See what you can find.