Alright this weeks keyboard sermon comes from 1 Nephi 7:17-18:
17 But it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord,saying: O Lord, according to my faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren; yea, even give me strength that I may burst these bands with which I am bound.
18 And it came to pass that when I had said these words, behold, the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.
Notice how Nephi didn't just pray for the circumstance to change. He prayed and asked for the strength to change the circumstance. The Lord rarely will step in and change everything to the way that we want it. If he did that we would never grow or learn. However the Lord is more than willing to help us in ways that are even greater than what we could reach on our own. This is called the "Enabling Power of the Atonement." Christs atonement allows us to go beyond our own capacity and reach to new heights but we have to be willing as Nephi was to change our circumstance. So this week pray for strength to overcome trials and change your circumstances!
|Me and Cameron Locke. My convert from 5th ward. |
He's living in Orlando at the moment.