Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slow Week-So a thought from Lisa and Cord

We are venturing into another slow week laying on our back. We want to share some really fun cool pics with you but there are not any, we would love to share a few funny jokes with you but we can't remember any, we would also love to share with you some visual great improvements but we are at a slow week. We are still lying flat on our back healing and healing and healing. We are also being greatly blessed. We feel and see the Lord send tender mercies each day to us. We don't want you to forget about us or quit praying for us, because we need you. But we don't have anything really great to post. So I thought that I would share one of the thoughts we have had as we have been sitting and studying here. Read at your own risk knowing the state of our minds, so here you go............

Our thoughts have been turned to Lehi and his family leaving Jerusalem and into the wilderness. They were asked to take on a big trial that would bring them much tribulation. As we read and think about what their attitudes were; sometimes good sometimes bad. We all love and grasp onto Nephi's attitude in 1 Nephi 3:7 "And it came to pass that I, nephi said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."
It has made us think about being faithful, and the work that it takes to be faithful. In this verse I also pondered about how God will prepare a way for us. He doesn't do the work for us but he prepares a way for us to accomplish his commandments. We also think about how each one of Lehi's family murmured at one time or another, and how some of them murmured the entire time during their trial. You can see throughtout these verses that they were given their trial, then they had to work hard, they had to have much faith, learn not to murmur, and then the Lord poured out His blessings upon them.
1Nephi 17:3 says "And thus we see that the commandments of God must be fulfilled. And if it so be that the children of men keep the commandments of God he doth nourish them, and strengthen them, and provide means whereby the can accomplish the thing which he has commanded them;"
We are so grateful for the commandments and trials that the Lord gives to us, they enable us to grow and develop. Even the really hard ones! We can see how God has and is preparing a way for us to overcome this trial, through all of you. Your many kind thoughts, deeds, fasting, and never ending prayers in our behalf have truly changed our lives forever. We will be better people because of the example and strength that you have shared with us. We love each one of you and feel so blessed to call you all friends. Love from, Lis


Anonymous said...

Lisa, we love you so much, as well as your whole family of course! We are praying tons for Josh. And hope the best for him. LOVE YOU ALL TONS! Hang in there the lord is watching over you.

Love, Laurie Albrechtsen

Grandma Sally said...

We love your updates. Your faith is an inspiration to us. Just know that we remember you each day in our prayers and we keep your names on the Jordan River Temple prayer roll. Love,
Joe and Sally