Yesterday my wife and I attended our Church’s Stake Conference. This is meeting where we get to listen to and receive instruction from local leaders as well as Leaders from Church Headquarters. Presiding at our meeting was Elders Daniel G Hamilton, a member of 8th Quorum of the Seventy. The members of this quorum serve in the Asia Pacific region. Anyway during his talk he made some statements that made an impression on me.
The first refers to getting answers from prayer and how to treat it. It is a very simple statement but has profound implications.
“I asked God, and He answered; That settles it.”
Elder Daniel G Hamilton
To me this has at least 3 parts to it. First is asking God for answers, next is listening to the answer or answers given. And finally believing and accepting and following the directions and the answers given. This statement really stood out to me. As I said at the beginning a very simple statement with profound implications.
The second statement made by Elder Hamilton that had an impact on me he introduced by saying; Someone once said –
“Jesus wants to guide your footsteps, but you have to move your feet!”
The way I look at this statement is that God is ever ready to help and guide you. But you have to make the effort both to ask for that help, and to do something about it once you receive the answers or guidance he gives to you. he is not going to do everything for you, but he will help you to help yourself.
Well once again we come to the end of my quote post, and so I bid you adieu, till the next time.