A Place of Pondering

Heart of Righteousness

Sept. 16, 2011- Albany, Georgia

1 Nephi 5:21  We searched the scriptures and found that they were desirable and of great worth to us.

FTM- I should continue to search the scriptures to find the things that are desirable and of great worth to me, the words of Eternal Life.

1 Nephi 6:3 I desire the room that I may write the things of god.

FTM- More important than the random daily activities, I should write most about my thoughts and pondering that day in my journal.

1 Nephi 7:8,19  Laman and Lemuel were desirous to return to the land of Jerusalem. I was grieved because of the hardness of their hearts (stubbornness of their will), therefore I spake unto them saying: How is it that ye are so hard in your hearts?

The daughter, son, and wife of Ishmael plead with my brethren, insomuch that they softened their hearts (stopped being stubborn).

FTM- I too can soften people’s hearts, so long as my own heart is softened.

1 Nephi 8:10,12 I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.

As I partook of the fruit, it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also, for I knew it was desirable above all other fruit.

FTM- As I find the righteous desires of my heart fulfilled, I will desire to share the way to this happiness with family, friends, and everyone, even with a “loud voice” (a voice of excitement!). I also should not heed those that scorn (self righteous and extreme contempt).





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