Melanie Stroud

Episode 38 Helaman 7–12 Remember the Lord

August 24–30

Helaman 7–12

“Remember the Lord”

Nephi’s father, Helaman, had urged his sons to “remember, remember”: he wanted them to remember their ancestors, remember the words of the prophets, and most of all remember “our Redeemer, who is Christ” (see Helaman 5:5–14). It’s clear that Nephi did remember, because this is the same message he declared years later “with unwearyingness” (Helaman 10:4) to the people. “How could you have forgotten your God?” (Helaman 7:20), he asked. All of Nephi’s efforts—preaching, praying, performing miracles, and petitioning God for a famine—were attempts to help the people turn to God and remember Him. In many ways, forgetting God is a bigger problem even than not knowing Him, and it’s easy to forget Him when our minds are distracted by “the vain things of this world” and clouded by sin (Helaman 7:21; see also Helaman 12:2). But, as Nephi’s ministry shows, it’s never too late to remember and “turn … unto the Lord your God” (Helaman 7:17).

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4 thoughts on “Episode 38 Helaman 7–12 Remember the Lord”

  1. Thank you so much for this! I love the concept of faith preceding the miracle. I’ve seen this in my life. Two times in particular. First, my husband and I had two kids, and I really felt like we needed another. My husband wanted to get a new job first. After some discussion, we decided to try to get pregnant. Less than a month later, he got a new (amazing) job. I knew I was pregnant before I took the test. It was our faith baby. I say was, as just a few weeks later I miscarried. That was so hard, but I know God is in the details, and it was him blessing us because of our faith. Second, I beat huge odds (8-10% chance of survival) by surviving stage 4 colon cancer at age 32. I never doubted I’d live. I applied the atonement to my life and leaned, HEAVILY, on my savior. That was almost 13 years ago.
    Faith is real, miracles are real. God’s love for us is real. Thank you for your wonderfully real podcasts.

  2. Melanie,
    You are amazing! Actually, God is amazing as He works through you! Thank you for being humble and open to the inspiration that teaches people what we need to hear. Thank you searching the scriptures and teaching us how to. Thank you for sharing what God has done in your life to remind us all that we too have seen His hand in our lives! I wish we had lived longer in Richmond way back when so I could have gotten to know you better then, but I’m grateful to have this second chance to get to know you. Keep it up!

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