Monday, January 3, 2011

Are We Diligently Seeking?

While reading 1 Nephi 10, yesterday in church, we pondered the significance of these verses.

17 And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God—and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come—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.

In two of these three verses Nephi talks about the importance of diligently seeking Jesus Christ. As with all the things our Heavenly Father asks of us, he promises blessings for obedience.
What does diligently seeking mean?
What blessings does Father promise if we are diligent in seeking His Son?

We feel to give you a challange to discuss these two questions in your family. We would love to hear what you learn, either in a response to this post or in a separate email.

We love you all so much and thought about you much during the holiday season. We hope you all are doing well and are enjoying your family time together.

As you think and talk about making resolutions for the new year, consider the importance of diligence in whatever you do.

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