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Just a Little

By arthur

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Mosiah 3:19: For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

God doesn’t need me to pray to Him, My prayers are of no benefit to Him. God tells me to pray because praying helps me in the following ways (and more!):

Just a Little

When I pray I become just a little less the natural man, instead of staying the way I’ve always been.

When I pray my perception of God as my enemy – someone from whom I need to be protected – changes and I become just a little less His enemy, too.

When I pray my mistrust of Him decreases just a little bit and I have just a little more hope that I will become able to trust Him more.

When I pray I am yielding just a little bit to the enticings of the Holy Ghost who will help ease my fears if I let him, just a little.

When I pray I am learning to become just a little more like the child I used to be before I learned to be afraid.

When I pray I am learning how to be just a little more willingly submissive to Him because I have already learned that praying hasn’t hurt me yet and probably never will.

When I pray I become just a little more meek and humble in my attitude towards God.

When I pray I become just a little more patient with myself and a little more open to letting go of the idea that my life will be the best it can be only when everything goes the way I want it to go. Maybe God does have a better plan. Maybe.

When I pray I become just a little more filled with love, or at least, I feel just a little less empty than I was before.

When I pray I become just a little more willing to submit to all things God sees fit to inflict upon me, and just a little more willing to tell God all my fears and hurts from the things others have inflicted upon me that have made this step with Him the one I have feared the most.

When I pray I am learning, just a little, that I can be born again, and this time around, with God as my Father, I can learn that submitting, like a child does to his Father, can be a thing of great joy and not something to fear.

Somewhere on this path I hope we grow to where we want a whole lot more than “just a little!”

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2 Responses to “Just a Little”

  1. Rex Goode said:

    Thanks, Arthur. That was great! And thanks for your first blog post!

  2. dstanley92 said:

    Thanks Arthur! I thought that this was really helpful.

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