I don’t remember if I was in New York when I wrote that, or if I was cleaning out my backpack and thought of it sitting here at home, but either way, it made me think.
This is how the scripture reads:
1 Nephi 10
17 …I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.
18 For he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.
19 For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.
Am I diligently seeking Him?
Not just when I’m at church, or studying my scriptures…do I ask “what would Jesus do?” in my daily life as much as I ought to? Do I call to Him and reach for that “hand that is always outstretched” on a daily basis? Do I really believe that He is there and that He can save me, that he can carry me through the depths of the valleys of life? Do I give people around me the benefit of the doubt enough? Do I reach out to those who may need a helping hand or do I let my life get too busy to see the needs of those around me? (Including my family?) And if not, how to I let a little more of that “seeking” light into my life?
I believe that there is a beautiful happiness that comes from SEEKING, diligently, that Savior who has paved the way for us if we’ll only remember to lean on Him and take His hand. And I do believe that promise: “he that diligently seeketh shall find.” There has to be effort on our part.
I am renewed to more “diligently” seek Him, especially as I prepare for General Conference next week. How are you “diligently” seeking Him? I’d love input if anyone cares to share.