Thursday, December 30, 2010
What lack I yet?
The rich young man had given almost everything. When the Savior told him he must sell all his possessions, that wasn't just a story about riches.We can have eternal life if we want it, but only if there is nothing else we want more.
We all have a goal of receiving eternal life, it is something we all are hoping to receive. However, we hold on to things that are holding us back, we aren't willing to give up certain habits, follow certain commandments, or do certain things. We have one foot on the path that leads to eternal life, and one foot still in the world. In order to receive eternal life we must put both feet in the path and give everything that we have, just as the savior gave all he had for us. Don't get me wrong, we will never be able to match the saviors sacrifice, but we can do our best and give the best sacrifice we can, and that will be acceptable to the lord.
I know this is true, that the only way to receive all the Father has is to give all that we have. If we almost keep the commandments, we almost receive the blessings. We all must be willing to give up the things that are holding us back so that we can receive a fullness of Joy.