I forgot to mention this the last few days, but Tuesday was the one year anniversary of my first post, and I’ve got a post for every day (except one when my blog was down, but I did a double post the next day)!
I heard HWN today in a spiritual discussion with my friends of “opposition in all things” (2 Nephi 2:11). We pondered on the impossibility of understanding joy without sorrow, and I enjoyed some words from Paul in the New Testament…
And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor. 12:7-9)
Somehow, choosing to “glory in” infirmities is a key to accessing Christ’s power. I’m not sure how that works (there seems to be “opposition in” this statement itself), but somehow I need to learn to glory in my infirmities in the future!