I love the Lord's promises of forgiveness for wrong-doings. As all, including myself, are imperfect, and make mistakes and sin, and fall short of the glory of God, I am grateful that I am forgiven and blessed as I continue to turn to the Lord each day and acknowledge and confess my imperfections and character weaknesses and ask Him to remove them from me. Then, I strive to continue my walk with Him, doing a little better today than I did yesterday, and trying to do a little better tomorrow than I did today, knowing that my efforts alone will always come up short. But also knowing that I can do all things through Christ.
In Isaiah 55:7 it reads:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
D & C 58:42-43
42 Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.
43 By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins—behold, he will confess them and forsake them.
The invitation today is to acknowledge my imperfections (Know) and confess my sins before God (Do). Then to commit to do a little better today than I did yesterday and a little better tomorrow than I do today… One day at a time.
* The premise of Know AND Do is to share my personal experiences of faith and hope, and tie those to either a verse of scripture from one of many sources that people all over the world consider as inspired and holy, or a quote from Godly and inspired men and women from throughout history. From these experiences and sources, I will then issue an invitation to myself, and in turn the audience, to Do what is now Known.
I do not pretend to be an expert on doctrine or on any of the subject matters that will be shared. I only claim to be one of God’s children, walking through life, following Jesus Christ, striving to do God’s will for me, and sharing what I experience.
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The key to knowing and doing, as with everything REALLY important, is Jesus Christ.