Monday, April 29, 2013
Trek Prep Devotional - Doug Ross
We had the opportunity to go to Trek four years ago. The the following quote was helpful in generating a good discussion with our young family, allowing the Spirit to testify of the power of faith in Christ.
Comparing our day to the pioneer’s, Elder M. Russell Ballard said, (October 2008)
“Our challenges are different today, but they are no less demanding. Instead of angry mobs, we face those who constantly try to defame. Instead of extreme exposure and hardship, we face alcohol and drug abuse, pornography, all kinds of filth, sleaze, greed, dishonesty, and spiritual apathy. Instead of families being uprooted and torn from their homes, we see the institution of the family under attack.
The Lord isn’t asking us to load up a handcart; He’s asking us to fortify our faith. He isn’t asking us to walk across a continent; He’s asking us to walk across the street to visit our neighbor. He isn’t asking us to give all of our worldly possessions to build a temple; He’s asking us to give of our means and our time despite the pressures of modern living to continue to build temples and then to attend regularly the temples already built. He isn’t asking us to die a martyr’s death; He’s asking us to live a disciple’s life.