So this week literally was sick. Elder Guzman was really sick for the first few days of the week, and then I picked up what he had, and I was out for the rest of the week. Twas fun! We still tried our best to get the work done. But through out the week I had a lot of time to read in the Book of Mormon. I got to realize how amazing it really is. I was reading in the war chapters, and through out the chapters there is a cycle of righteousness and wickedness. But one of the most important things that we need to do is fortify and strengthen ourselves against the fiery whirlwinds of the adversary.
In Alma 48: 8-9 it says;
8. Yea, he had been strengthening the armies of the Nephites, and erecting small forts, or places of resort; throwing up banks of earth round about to enclose his armies and also building walls of stone to encircle them about, round about their cities and the borders of their lands; yea all round about the land.
9. And in their weakest fortifications he did place the greater number of men; and thus he did fortify and strengthen the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
We must remember that the adversary is always preparing for war, and we need to always be strengthening and fortifying our weakest fortifications. We will be ready for the enemy, as we continue to trust in God, read in The Book of Mormon, keep praying, keep repenting and always being willing to change!
Our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us! He is always waiting to hear and answer our prayers. I love the Book of Mormon. It is crazy how applicable it is to our lives! As we read it, we will find answers to questions, or concerns. Ahh it is so amazing!
I hope yall have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Heiner