God Has Entrusted You with These Things – Alma 37:14-16

14 And now remember, my son, that God has entrusted you with these things, which are sacred, which he has kept sacred, and also which he will keep and preserve for a wise purpose in him, that he may show forth his power unto future generations.
15 And now behold, I tell you by the spirit of prophecy, that if ye transgress the commandments of God, behold, these things which are sacred shall be taken away from you by the power of God, and ye shall be delivered up unto Satan, that he may sift you as chaff before the wind.
16 But if ye keep the commandments of God, and do with these things which are sacred according to that which the Lord doth command you, (for you must appeal unto the Lord for all things whatsoever ye must do with them) behold, no power of earth or hell can take them from you, for God is powerful to the fulfilling of all his words.

After reading these verses this morning, I thought about what the Lord has entrusted me with: my family, a good job, and opportunities to serve at church in the community. I thought about the counsel Alma gave to Helaman about his stewardship and how that counsel can apply to my stewardships:
  1. Remember your responsibilities, and don’t treat them lightly. 
  2. If you fail to live up to your obligations, you may lose them. 
  3. Ask Heavenly Father for help. He will give you guidance, and He will bless you with power to be able to fulfill your responsibilities well.
Today, I made an extra effort to be responsible in overseeing the things I have been entrusted with. I am grateful for the reminder to take seriously my stewardships and to ask the Lord for help with them. 
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