I love when God speaks to me. Sometimes its through a thought,a song, a feeling,a friend.Most often for me it is through the scriptures. Today in sacrament meeting our bishop was speaking and he referred us to the 22nd chapter of Alma.In this chapter Aaron is teaching King Lamoni’s father about redemption through Christ.The king asks Aaron “What shall I do that I may have this eternal life of which though hast spoken?”. The king says that he will forsake his kingdom if that is what it takes. Aaron goes on to explain to the king the process of repentance and faith in Jesus. what the king says next during his prayer is really what hit my heart.He says “ I will give away all my sins to know thee”.
When I read that scripture it just filled my heart. I guess I compared it to my kids and my husband. I would give away all that I have to see my children happy.I would give away all that I have to see my husband safe.Am I not then willing to give away my sins to know my Savior? My sins aren't something forced upon me by an evil satan,they are something I choose,something I hold close to me in tight fists.I must be willing to “give them away”. Is there anything I wouldn’t do to know my Savior? We all have our “favorite sins”.We foolishly cling to these sins.Often justifying them along the way. My prayer for myself and for you is that we make the conscious decision to give them away that we may have a more close and fulfilling relationship with our Savior and Also our Father in heaven.