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Monday, May 5, 2008

Week 16: That Which is of God is Light

In search of the answers from last week I came a cross this talk by Sheri Dew. I learned that when we ask to have our weaknesses revealed are are shown the weaknesses that we are in need of strengthening. Now that I know what I need to fix I can pray for the change of heart and mind. I can pray for the conversion I am seeking in this single matter. We will all have to follow this same pattern over and over again until we are like Him: we are shown our weaknesses (if we allow ourselves to see them), we will then pray to be strengthened and have our very souls changed, receive the gift of charity and the enabling power of the grace of the Lord, go to work by remembering the Savior's grace, then become aware again to another piece of baggage to let go of. But each time we will unmistakeably grow stronger and have His image in our countenance. We will become like Him then when he comes again we will recognize Him.(some one please help me find the reference to this, when they see Him they will know him because they have become like him. ? I can not find it)

My challenge to you this week is to prayerfully ask for help in letting go of some baggage. I know you will not be given more than you can handle and that you will feel peace and be blessed.

Have a great week,


The Which is of God is Light

Sheri Dew



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  2. I am sure someone else knows better than me but I think it comes from a song by Janice Kapp Perry that came out with the YW values. It goes something like this, Have you received his image in your countenace? Does the light of Christ shine in your eyes? Will he know you when he comes again, because you will be like him. When he see's you will the father know his child?.... I think the title is Have you received his image in your countenacne? Good luck. Tahnean

  3. Here's the main scripture about "receiving his image in your countenance; I also added two other good ones. When ever I think of this phrase it's from a Janice Kapp Perry YW song, "Have you recieved his image in your countenance" I included a link to the song.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.


    Alma 5: 14 And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?


    2 Ne. 25: 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

    D&C 93: 1 Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am.

  4. I love this talk. In fact, it is written, word for work, in Sheri Dew's book: "If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard."
    The scripture you are looking for is found in Moroni 7:48:

    "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with his love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen."

    Thanks, again, for including me,