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Episode 8 – 2 Nephi 6-10 “O How Great The Plan of Our God”

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(Ok People. I got this week’s podcast out Tuesday morning. After I hit “publish” on my hosting site, it goes out to all the places, like apple podcasts, etc. But it takes it a bit to get from the podcast host to here. Sometimes it’s ten minutes, sometimes more. Do you think this ADHD brain can ever remember to come back over here and send it out? I’m so sorry it took so long to actually send out this notification. I am going to try to set an alarm or something so I don’t forget and let it get away from me. So sorry.)

This episode is about Jacob and his feelings about Isaiah and some advice to his people. He included many verses from Isaiah. I mentioned that studying Isaiah shouldn’t be hard and scary. Not if we continually ask ourselves while we are reading, “How does this apply to me and my life?” We may not understand what the Lord was trying to say to those people way back then, but we can “liken the scriptures unto ourselves” and see what beautiful things the Lord has to say to us, right now. It’s so great!!

Here is the talk I referenced.

“It may soon come to pass that you sir, and all our friends may perceive that you are walking in the light of a fire and sparks that you yourselves have kindled, and that you may turn around and fear the lord, obey the voice of his servant and thereby escape the sentence, “ye shall lie down in sorrow.”  History of the church volume IV page 6 

President Spencer W. Kimball said:

“When you look in the dictionary for the most important word, do you know what it is? It could be ‘remember.’ Because all of [us] have made covenants…our greatest need is to remember. That is why everyone goes to sacrament meeting every Sabbath day—to take the sacrament and listen to the priests pray that [we] ‘may always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given [us].’ … ‘Remember’ is the word

3 thoughts on “Episode 8 – 2 Nephi 6-10 “O How Great The Plan of Our God””

  1. You deserve some credit for this! I’m 65 and my husband and I just moved Jan 1 to Puerto Rico, he retired and 5 days later started a Masters program in Psychology. Call us crazy, but if we are crazy God is crazy bc he put us on this path! I have never been interested in learning a language but decided 6 months before we came to start a program online studying Spanish. I did it faithfully but didn’t have the nerve really to talk to anyone. We are attending a Spanish ward here and so I signed up for a semester class of beginning Spanish but not with a lot of enthusiasm. A week before the class I was feeling anxious and “grouchy” about taking the class. I was walking on the beach (yes, we truly live in paradise) and I was listening to your podcast and you talked about letting Jesus carry our burdens. After listening and pondering, I started praying and asked Jesus to take my burden of fear from me so that I could take this class and be able to communicate. I immediately felt the spirit whisper in my mind, “I’ve got you” and I felt a peace. Through the week I would have some doubt creep in and I would immediately pray for help in trusting in him and it worked every time. The day of class I was almost sick to my stomach as I drove to class but I clung to the thought “I’ve got you”. I survived the class and am now on my 4th week and I’m really enjoying and learning a lot and have gotten brave enough to speak to people. I have a long way to go but I’m not only learning Spanish, I’m learning how awesome our Savior is every day, all day long. He does take our burdens and carries them for us, we just have to give them to him and trust in him.
    Gracias por su ayuda!
    I love your podcasts. Thanks for the time you spend helping us grow and learn.

  2. Evelyn Miramontes

    I just started listening to your podcast. about a month ago and I cannot stop. I am so addicted. I have listened to this season’s over and over and over again on my way to and from work. I commute about 45 miles one way and you starts my day and bring me home. It gives me so much hope. I’ve started the Book of Mormon. I don’t know how many times but only really read it completely a couple of times. I’ve listened to the audio but never really delved into it like I have now. I really want that peace and joy we are promised if we read it sincerely, with real intent. I really want to understand it and receive the messages that are there for each of us. Your podcast has helped me get so much more out of it. I want to truly thank you for what you do.

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