March 20, 2020 – Do or do not

“I testify that Jesus Christ will return to the earth “with healing in his wings.” Ultimately, He “shall wipe away all tears from [our] eyes; and there shall be no more … sorrow.” For all who will “come unto Christ, and be perfected in him,” the “sun shall no more go down; … for the Lord shall be [our] everlasting light, and the days of [our] mourning shall be ended.”

  1. Sister Reyna I. Aburto, “Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!”, General Conference, October 2019

Imagine a world with no night, no darkness. That is how those who come unto Christ will experience existence when He is with us. He is the light that overcomes all darkness. All we have to do is [Go], Follow [Him].

But we have to be on our way there today. We have to have oil in our lamps today. We can’t put it off until later, thinking we have time still. Again, the Lord knows our hearts and our intentions.

I have a tremendous issue putting things off til later. It’s something I am struggling with. And it’s in everything, not just things of eternal importance. Everything. I am getting better, little by little though. So, I’m sure that counts for something. But I’m not near to where I would like to be, where I need to be. Satan knows that and that’s why it’s an issue for me still.

I am not here to “while away the hours of this life”. My patriarchal blessing says that is something I need to work on. Go figure! 😊

In any case, I feel like I’m being repetitious in many of these thoughts. Maybe the Lord is constantly reminding me or putting it at the forefront of my mind. Study, immerse myself, in the scriptures. Pray, sincerely, not just to say words. Truly keep the Sabbath holy, not just refrain from shopping. Be like Christ, not just say that one day I would like to be.

“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda

I might add, “do it” as President Kimball used to say and do it “now, not tomorrow”.


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