Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let Us, Let Him

When we invite in, listen to and follow the seductive whisperings of the adversary we embark on a dark and lost journey. Sometimes we may think we are hiding our addictions from our loved ones. We think we have the entire world fooled and that we aren't hurting anyone but ourselves. Even worse, we sometimes don't even realize we have an addiction. We feel our actions are conducive to our happiness and feel we have absolute control over our own choices. This very selfish and self serving attitude comes when we listen to the worm-tongued temptations of the adversary.

2 Nephi 26:22
And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever.

We are fortunate however, because even in our darkest moments, when we are bound so tight by the flaxen cords of the adversary, there is one who fears not. One who will tread into the darkest places and face the most sinister tempters, all to save us. He has absolute power. He has absolute love. He will come for us.

For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick.

He will sit with us, nurture us, guide us, care for us, bandage us, tend to us, minister unto us, teach us, counsel us, love us, lead us, heal us and cleanse us. He will do this continuously as long as we will have Him. And He will never ever leave us.

John 4:6-7,9-11,13-14
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.  There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.


If we allow Him to reside within us He will instill within us the most exquisite happiness we have ever known. We will receive the most exquisite love we have ever known, witness the most exquisite miracles and be endowed with the ability to love, serve and conquer beyond any ability we have ever possessed.

Mosiah 2:41
And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.


Let us see the light and come unto Christ and let Him rescue us.
Let us anoint His feet with our tears and never leave the comfort of His robes.
Let us secure ourselves in His teachings and continuously strive to love Him.
Let us.... let Him.

Helaman 5:12
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.


5 comments:

  1. Great scriptures, Sidreis! I am a "Lord of the Rings" fan as well, ha, ha. And I love the picture of you smiling at the top! I've always loved the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. So many significant lessons taught there!

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  2. I love even just the title of this post. So often we forget we just have to let Him! Love you and thanks so much for all your words, and support. It's one help to guide me daily.

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    1. Sometimes I struggle with what to title posts... I, of course, want them to be catchy, but to also reflect the spirit of the post. I had no clue what I was going to name this one till the very end when that line spilled out of me... and it was like the Lord just put it in my lap. It's like "Oh OK, I can do that!"... love how He grants me answers even to the questions I don't always ask.

      Glad you liked it!!

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  3. Great scriptures and I am a Lord of the Rings fan, too! The pictures fit perfectly with your post:)

    The Woman at the well is one of my favorites, too!

    Love your title, "Let Us, Let Him" So true. I need to write that one down. Thanks for your light:)



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    1. I didn't love the woman at the well as much until yesterday when it really touched me. It really touches me how tender the Savior is with the women in the scriptures. He is so gentle with them.

      Thank you!

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Ezekiel 34:11-12,16

"For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick"