No time this week OR in this Internet hour to get all the things done that I need to! But I want to share the scriptures that the Gospel Principles teacher of our ward used as the base for his lesson. It's Matt 14--the scriptures about Peter's walk on water towards Christ and his little faith that caused him to sink. These are the verses I'd like to share:
What I grab from this is the phrase "when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid." When we relate this example to our lives, we see that it is both our doubts and our fear that cause us to sink and shrink from the Lord. At the least, Peter trusted in the Lord to call out for his help instead of trying to swim out of his problems, but if he had only chosen to focus on the Lord and not the torments, he might have prevailed the fall. It's not always easy to see or focus on the Lord when the torments whip us about and strain our vision. But He will never move and will never allow us to sink without offering His hand. His hand is ALWAYS stretched out, but it's up to us to reach for it.
Have a good one!
attached is the photo from our last Zone Training meeting with our fearless Zone Leader Elder Cowley in the Santa suit. Merry Christmas!!