Friday, November 12, 2010

We Are All the One

 "How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

  And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray."
I was reading this scripture as I was eating my breakfast this morning (gotta love those early morning cereal revelations) and it hit me. I think no matter where you are at in your life, at one point or another, we are all the one. In some way or another, we have all gone astray. For everyone it is something different... The one thing that is always consistent however is Christ. He will always been searching for us, always reaching out. As soon as we can turn from ourselves, and listen to His voice calling out, we will be able to find Him. He will guide us home.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is available to everyone. I have the unique opportunity to be his servant at this time in my life, and reach out to find those who might have lost their way.  I come in contact with tons of people everyday, searching for His sheep, because just as He said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27) You might have even felt the promptings in your own life... Like you are distant from your family, or you need a change in your life because you are unhappy. Christ and His gospel can really help us with a wide range of problems. Seriously, the gospel is for everyone, and God gave it to us to help us become happier!
I have such a testimony that the Lord rejoice when those that are lost are able to find their way back... That through the atonement of Jesus Christ, all of us who go astray can return back to the fold. We can be changed, and rejoice with the Lord when we are. When you make that effort to change your life and become better, it will enable Heavenly Father to bless you, and you will see the blessings.

If you feel like maybe your relationship with God could improve, or really just want someone to talk to about it, send me a message on facebook! My facebook should be right next to this post, on the right hand side of the page...


  1. Hello. I am working the overnite shift and have some down time on my hands and decided to wander through the lds blogotopia.

    I am glad I did. I am enjoying your blog.

    Your post about CPR was well written (well, all the posts have been really) and timely as well. I am a recent convert. I am so new I still squeak. A few weeks ago life got very hectic and busy and I had a quick lesson on the importance of CPR as a vitaltool, sorta like the army's PMCS ( Preventive Maintenence Checks and Services) for vehicles, but this is pmcs for the soul.

    I am sure you know the story. Long hours at work, unexpected issues, time getting consumed...possibly some family combat flaring thing you know, prayer put off a bit....maybe scripture set aside "just for a day or so til things calm down" then suddenly new competition for chuch time.....all leading to that general icky state of "m'eh".

    Luckily for me the Elders here are so wonderful because in a plain old conversation this came up and they helped nip this in the bud. It was a very good learning opportunity God gave me. One small week of ick in a safe and elder-supported time period to learn the importance of CPR in spiritual life. :D

    I am sooooo stealing the Cpr line and letting them in on it too....that is such a clever way of getting it across. Oh, yeah, with full attribution of course.

    Be well Elder Vomocil and I look forward to further posts.

  2. Renee, thank you so much for stopping bye my blog. Sometimes I wonder if people are reading and actually getting anything out of it...

    I must admit however, that the idea for CPR came from my last companion who recently went home. That Elder was a genious, it just wouldnt be right for me to take any credit for it.

    I am glad you shared your story with me though. Its good that you were able to recognize where things started to go wrong, and how you could fix it before it got any worse. Unfortunately, I know the story all too well... Our spirits are like anything else and need constant nourishment, or we run the risk of death.

    I read a talk recently, let me go find it actually...

    Hopefully you liked that and it helped. You should totally friend me on facebook though, that way we can continue to chat there!