When was the last time you stopped to refresh yourelf?
And it came to pass that Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael did begin to murmur exceedingly, because of their sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness; and also my father began to murmur against the Lord his God; yea, and they were all exceedingly sorrowful, even that they did murmur against the Lord. . . .
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did speak much unto my brethren, because they had hardened their hearts again, even unto complaining against the Lord their God.
How does complaining impact your relationship with those around you? How has complaining affected your relationship with God?
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did make out of wood a bow, and out of a straight stick, an arrow; wherefore, I did arm myself with a bow and an arrow, with a sling and with stones. And I said unto my father: Whither shall I go to obtain food?
When something goes wrong don’t just sit around waiting for God to shower miracles upon you. Get up and go to work to change the circumstances so He can bless you with increased capacity to manage your personal circumstances. This is when He showers miracles on us.
Do you find that God doesn’t really respond requests to change things you have the capacity to change on your own? Has He been more responsive to your sincere efforts to create and enact a plan to improve things?
And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came unto my father; and he was truly chastened because of his murmuring against the Lord, insomuch that he was brought down into the depths of sorrow.
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