Thursday, January 17, 2008

Words from the Wise...not me.

In 1980 Marion G. Romney gave the following promise to families.
"I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness."

Last week I started to seriously take these promises into my mind and heart. I am exercising faith upon the word and the test is showing fruits of positiveness. A solid week with almost no contentions amongst the children. I feel happier and able to handle complaints with greater patience. Everything has felt more peaceful. I pray with greater confidence that daily life will be manageable and enjoyable. If I want my faith to grow I simply must experiment upon the word. I understand although I don't always practice the theory that if my faith is to increase I need to have humility in my acts and thoughts. Let go of my pride and bend my knees more willingly.

1 comment:

Hammy said...

That is one of my all time favorite quotes about the Book of Mormon.