Friday, September 2, 2011

Where Are Your Feet Planted?

As a little boy in primary at church where the little kids go to classes and be taught by music and other activities, I remember this one song. It is called "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man." I always remember talking about the two places we build your house. I would like to change it for this is where we stand. Do we stand on a strong rock or in the sinking sand? Do you know where you stand? I would encourage you to think about this.

The Rock- Jesus Christ
The Sinking Sand- The World

As we learn about planting our feet we learn that sinking sand is not good. Just imagine being sucked under to the point you think there is no hope. We see nothing around, as it is dark and dreary. Satan has us in his territory. Satan has his grasp upon all of the worldly things around us, that is how he caught us. He wants us to be focused on things that are not Godly. Things that will destroy us. When Moses was given the commandments saying, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3). What does this mean? I see it as anything that would take our minds off of the Savior and push us away from Him. An examples is  seeking earthly possessions over eternal possessions as we have been commanded not to in Luke 12:31, "But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you." "All these things" are applying to the things we NEED! Not the things we want but what we need, such as clothing, food, shelter, etc..When we focus on things that take away from the Spirit of the Lord that can be considered as false gods.

I want my feet planted upon the rock in the scriptures. In Helaman 5:12, Helaman declares, "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

In Doctrine and Covenants 6:34, the Lord declares, "Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail." How great is that? That is a promise that can help in any situation. If we always remember that what will destroy us? Nothing but our own desires. We need to read our scriptures, study the life of our Savior, pray earnestly without ceasing with all our heart, might, mind and strength. He will answer our prayers if we are willing to act upon the answer no matter what it is(real intent), have faith in Jesus Christ and sincere heart.

Let us stand tall upon the Rock of our Redeemer. Let us make a stand in the world we live for the things we believe and know to be true. Shall we not move forward in such a great cause? I declare we shall. I declare we need to focus our lives on our Savior and Repent if necessary to come into His fold. I know He lives. I know that we can come unto Him and receive help when the storms beat upon us. I know with all my heart that God is ready to calm your storms as you ask for the help. Pray unto teh Father will all your heart and He will give unto you power to calm the storm.

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