Sunday, November 29, 2015

Day 8: GRACE

40 days Transformation and Change of Heart
Day 8:Grace

Yesterday on my Mother's 87th birthday her best friend and husband; Seth Larsen passed away at their home. He was a gentle soul so full of love, generous and so good to my mother. She said, "He treated me like a precious jewel" He was like a dad to us girls and would even say he considered us his daughters. He will be greatly missed!  We knew this day would come but it always seemed so far away because Seth had defied death many times and just kept on going- getting up early and walking to McDonalds for his coffee with his buddies. So, today I'm relying upon His Grace to sustain us all. This is part of the great plan and purpose of life but that doesn't make it any easier. 
When you love greatly you morn greatly.
I love you Seth- happy trails to you dear soul.

The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to the divine help and strength we receive through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ

Receiving Grace throughout Your Life

In addition to needing grace for your ultimate salvation, you need this enabling power every day of your life. As you draw near to your Heavenly Father in diligence, humility, and meekness, He will uplift and strengthen you through His grace (see Proverbs 3:341 Peter 5:5D&C 88:78106:7–8). Reliance upon His grace enables you to progress and grow in righteousness. Jesus Himself “received not of the fulness at first, but continued from grace to grace, until he received a fulness” (D&C 93:13). Grace enables you to help build God’s kingdom, a service you cannot give through your strength or means alone (see John 15:5Philippians 4:13Hebrews 12:28Jacob 4:6–7).
If you ever become discouraged or feel too weak to continue living the gospel, remember the strength you can receive through the enabling power of grace. You can find comfort and assurance in these words of the Lord: “My grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them” (Ether 12:27).


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