Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PONDERIZE; PONDERATION NATION........


 What a great General Conference, just what we needed to help us finish out the year. I have 3 key talks that really resonated with me:

Discovering the Divinity Within

Rosemary M. Wixom
Primary General President
We come to this earth to nurture and discover the seeds of divine nature that are within us. …Our divine nature has nothing to do with our personal accomplishments, the status we achieve, the number of marathons we run, or our popularity and self-esteem. Our divine nature comes from God. It was established in an existence that preceded our birth and will continue on into eternity.We identify with our divine nature as we feel and give the love of our Father in Heaven. We have the agency to nurture it, let it flourish, and help it grow. Peter said we are given “precious promises” that we “might be partakers of the divine nature” [2 Peter 1:4]. As we understand who we are—daughters of God—we begin to feel those precious promises. …

Be an Example and a Light

President Thomas S. Monson
Each of us came to earth having been given the Light of Christ. As we follow the example of the Savior and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others. …The words we use can lift and inspire, or they can harm and demean. … May we follow the example of the Savior, who spoke with tolerance and kindness throughout His ministry.

My Heart Pondereth Them Continually

Brother Devin G. Durrant
First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency
I invite you to “ponderize” one verse of scripture each week. The word ponderize is not found in the dictionary, but it has found a place in my heart. So what does it mean to ponderize? I like to say it’s a combination of 80 percent extended pondering and 20 percent memorization. …
Of course this last talk by Brother Durant was one that stood out to me the most. A challenge for us to "Delight in the Scriptures", to "Ponderize" them. His challenge for us was to choose one scripture a week, read it, write it down and put it in a place where we can see it daily, and then study it, break it down, seek out the deep parts, to ponder it and to apply to our life. I found two verses to ponder for the week, I usually study one verse and I will find the "answer" or "explanation" verse to go with it.
John 1:12-13   But as many as received him, to him gave the power to become: the sons (and daughters) of God; even to them that believe on this name. 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GodMosiah 5: 7-8; 12   And now, because of the covenant which ye have made, ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons and his daughters; for behold this day he has spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.  8: And under his head ye are made free and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation comes; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.  
Joseph Smith History: 1:74 Our minds being now enlightened, we began to have the scriptures laid open to our understanding, and the true meaning and intention of their more mysterious passages revealed unto us in a manner which we never could attain to previously.....  



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