Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mosiah 18

 Note the prayer Alma uttered just before baptizing his first convert in the waters of Mormon: “O Lord, pour out thy Spirit upon thy servant, that he may do this work with holiness of heart.”  What a marvelous acknowledgment!  Alma knew the work upon which he was about to embark was life-changing.  In this request he acknowledged that it is the Lord who changes lives.  Alma wished to be worthy to perform these baptisms.  He also wished to be in the right spirit for those who would be baptized.  So he asked the Lord to give him the Spirit abundantly so that he might perform his duties “with holiness of heart.”  Can you imagine how life would be if each task was performed with holiness of heart?  The strength of the Lord would permeate all.  Let us strive to have the Spirit of the Lord poured out upon us that we can perform our work with holiness of heart.  Then it will be the Lord working, and our society will benefit.

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