Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Instrument In the Hands of the Lord

There are many ways to be an instrument in the hands of God!

Alma 26:3
Alma 26:15
Alma 26:30
Mosiah 23:10
Mosiah 26:36
Mosiah 27:36-37
Alma 17:9-11

This is an awesome concept, because we blatantly feel like that every day (: But we also know that everyone else is an instrument of God in their own way as well. There are many sorts of instruments, from scalpels to saxophones. We're saying that metaphorically of course, because God usually works through people, not just lifeless objects. It's when we align our will with God's will that we become an instrument in His hands. What sort of instrument are you?

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counsellor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Pride and the Priesthood, Oct 2010 General Conference
"I once owned a pen that I loved to use during my career as an airline captain. By simply turning the shaft, I could choose one of four colors. The pen did not complain when I wanted to use red ink instead of blue. It did not say to me, “I would rather not write after 10:00 p.m., in heavy fog, or at high altitudes.” The pen did not say, “Use me only for important documents, not for the daily mundane tasks.” With greatest reliability it performed every task I needed, no matter how important or insignificant. It was always ready to serve. In a similar way we are tools in the hands of God. When our heart is in the right place, we do not complain that our assigned task is unworthy of our abilities. We gladly serve wherever we are asked. When we do this, the Lord can use us in ways beyond our understanding to accomplish His work."
We hope that we are all like President Uchtdorf's pen :D 

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