Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cast Not Away Your Confidence

Wow! To all of you reading this, I have to say a big THANK YOU! My blog hit over 100,000 page views, which is a big milestone for me. I know some blogs receive that in days/minutes/hours, but hey, progress is progress, right? :) If you haven't officially started following LDS Printables, please Like on Facebook and hit the follow button! You won't be disappointed!

I also wanted to say that this will be one of my last posts for a few weeks. I'm due to deliver my baby boy any day now, and will be taking some time off to bond with my family. I am confident that things will go well and my husband, daughter, and I are eagerly awaiting his arrival!

I received a request for a printable to be made from Hebrews 10:35-36 which says, "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." I wanted to continue on with trying out the chalkboard printable style...hope you like it!

I think that this scripture has marvelous application to our lives. If we are confident and faithful in the Lord and His promises, we need to exercise our patience and do God's will--THEN He will grant us His promises. I have seen evidence of this in my life over and over. Some promises of my patriarchal blessing were only fulfilled after I was patient and did what God asked, or I receive blessings from paying my tithing after I have paid, not because I plan to pay, etc.

It is so easy to grow impatient and lose our confidence, whether it be in God or in ourselves. We need to remember that the scriptures say that after we have exercised our faith, the seeds will grow. We cannot forget that principle. 

I just looked up what "recompence" (current English spelling is "recompense") means, and the dictionary says, "Compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made." HOW INSPIRING! God knows that our trials will cause us loss and harm, but we will be rewarded for our patience through these trials. WE WILL RECEIVE HIS PROMISED BLESSINGS IF WE DO HIS WILL.

I know that through Christ, this is possible. All things are possible. Stay faithful, stay confident, and endure with patience, my friends.

How have you seen promised blessings come to you or your family as you exercise patience?

Download printable with scripture reference here.

Download printable without scripture reference here.

1 comment:

  1. Great scripture, and great rendition of it. Thank you for your work!