Melanie Stroud

Episode 24 Doctrine and Covenants 64–66 “The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”

This episode includes long lost audio of the trip back from Missouri.  It also talks about forgiveness, sharing the gospel, and I read the letter my dad wrote to President Hunter about answered prayers. 

From the manual:

In the sweltering heat of August 1831, several elders were traveling back to Kirtland after surveying the land of Zion in Missouri as directed by the Lord. It was not a pleasant journey. The travelers—Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Ezra Booth, and others—were hot and weary, and tensions soon turned into quarrels. It may have seemed like building Zion, a city of love, unity, and peace, was going to take a long time.

Fortunately, building Zion—in Missouri in 1831 or in our hearts and wards today—doesn’t require us to be perfect. Instead, “of you it is required to forgive,” the Lord said (Doctrine and Covenants 64:10). He requires “the heart and a willing mind” (verse 34). And He requires patience and diligence, for Zion is built on the foundation of “small things,” accomplished by those who do not become “weary in well-doing” (verse 33).

See also Saints, 1:133–34, 136–37.  


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2 thoughts on “Episode 24 Doctrine and Covenants 64–66 “The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind””

  1. I have been listening to your come follow me for several months I have health issues that keep me mostly down so a friend put a podcast on my phone a book to listen to daily didn’t like it but somehow I got a church news broadcast on this podcast so after listening and overwhelmed with joy I tried to find more pushing buttons on my phone on this podcast sight I found you and much more I listen all day to anything church I’m thirsty for more it’s brought so much joy and happiness with blessings to me as I lay here thank you for what you do for me

  2. Loved the long lost audio! Hoping more audio will be “found”. Thank you so much for doing this podcast. It helps me not feel so imperfect.
    P.S. Thank you for sharing the beautiful letter your dad wrote. The spirit was so strong as you read his words.

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