SWEET IS THE WORD! ON BEING EMPOWERED TO THWART TEMPTATIONS. JOSEPH SMITH - HISTORY 1:46

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Pic via: the living room, as of about 5 minutes ago. The girls are playing pretend (Olivia is Mom, Claire is Baby), and no, I didn't read right there next to their pile of waiting play goods - but I did a few feet away. :)
Entry from Friday, November 25
Joseph Smith - History 1:46
"[The angel] added a caution to me, telling me tat Satan would try to tempt me...to get the plates for the purpose of getting rich."

This struck me. The angel knew what Satan was going to do to Joseph before anything happened to him. If not fully, then to a large extent (although I think His knowledge there would be/is full and perfect), God must know what Satan's tactics are toward us as individuals - He knows how he will attack us. Don't you think He can empower us specifically then? If not even warn us like He did Joseph, giving us a defense long before the offense occurs?

I think He can. I think He can do that for me. I would love for Him to do that for me, anyway.

I need to pray like Joseph. 

2 comments:

  1. I can totally testify that the Lord DOES warn us against individual temptations. My patriarchal blessing states specifically to guard against specific things as Satan will use them against ME to bring me away from Christ. It's such a blessing to have that individual promise in my life (the Lord knew I'd need it). And we can pray daily to know our weaknesses, which are exactly where Satan likes to hit us hard. You're a great example of using prayer + scripture study to strengthen you.

    Always such great spiritual thoughts, questions, enlightenments, Jeni! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelsey

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    1. Kels, my goodness, thank you for this! I started to pray daily to know my weaknesses via your example, and gosh, what a blessing that has been for me already! THANK YOU. I am so grateful for your testimony and faith. PLEASE keep sharing! XO

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