Welcome to the Talk Of The Week Club. I began this club as a way to share my love of learning and growing in the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My hope and desire is for you to learn and grow in your faith and love of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Each Thursday a new talk will be posted, come back, open your heart and mind, allow yourself to receive and I promise you will be spiritually fed.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Week 15: Change of Mind, A Fresh View, A Turning of the Heart

When we are suffering with a sin or weakness that we keep repeating do we sometimes beat ourselves up about it and feel like we will never change? I know I have felt this way more often than not. I found this scripture in Mormon 9:31, "Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been." I learned from this scripture that when we become aware of our own imperfections we should be thankful because we can learn and become "more wise". I know I have been shown some of my imperfections this week.
What do we do with these imperfections? Where do we take them? Who can help us? "O all ye that are spared because ye were more righteous than they, will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you? Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me. Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God.... " 3 Nephi 9:13-15
Here are some questions I had about this and if you have thoughts feel free to post them on the blog or email with your ideas or suggestions. How are we converted? I thought that coming unto Christ was a choice to follow him. Just when I thought I had come unto him it is like I awake from a dream and feel like I have to start over again. Like I was in his presence one minute then the next I am outside the door wondering how I got there, confused at how fast it all went.

This talk was one that was suggested by my good friend Gina. I feel like it helped me this week to remind me to repent and come unto Jesus Christ to find healing and peace.

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  1. This is great. Thanks for emailing me with the info.


  2. Thanks Kim, I am so glad that you enjoy it and I am especially glad you commented. Take care!