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May 18, 2021 - The Recipe

I testify to you that as we rely upon the rock of salvation, the Savior of our souls, and act in faith on His invitation to come and find rest in Him, we will be strengthened to deal with our struggles, our weaknesses and our temptations, and He will increase our capacity to feel a consistent peace in every circumstance of our lives.

Elder Ulisses Soares, BYU Idaho Devotional, May 16, 2021

I think either I'm getting older and can handle more and more challenges that are thrown my way, or this is all part of preparing for the Second Coming. Probably a bit of both because, why else would we all be on this earth at this time? Because we can handle the load and also what's coming.

We have a simple, but also complex, recipe for being able to bear the load heeped upon us. That recipe is Christ. He's the answer. He's the only answer.

All we have to do is follow Him. All we have to do is put Him first in our lives. That's it! Seems easy enough, right?

Well, it's not easy. It's not supposed to be easy. We knew it wouldn't be easy before we were born on this earth. There will be opposition in ALL things. There just is. There has to be.

Learning to forget self and follow Christ, and put off the natural, mortal tendencies, is a life-long struggle. But.....the Lord is saying, through His Apostle, that as we learn to do that, our strength will be greater, our capacity increased, and peace will envelope us.

Don't we all need that right now? I know I do.

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