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12 Step Materials for the Latter-day Saint Community

To those who would say that we are supposed to copy the example of Christ, but we are not to expect personal communication and communion with Him on a frequent or continuous basis, I would ask this question:

Which five minutes of your life would you prefer to live without God’s constant companionship?

Which five minutes of our lives can we afford to live without the Spirit?

The doctrine of Christ tells us that we are to be completely reliant on His merits.

The words of a prophet tell us to, “put God ahead of everyone else in our lives.” (Ezra Taft Benson, 1988).

To live as if our life (or our salvation) depends upon our own actions, independent of Him, is the exact opposite of what Christ teaches.

Following the doctrine of Christ and the teachings of latter-day prophets demands that we have a personal relationship with God.

How do we expect to have a personal relationship with anyone if we do not have frequent, meaningful communication with them?

To establish and maintain this most important of all witnesses and influences upon our lives—personal revelation flowing in and through a oneness of heart and mind with God—we must have frequent and daily communication with Him. We must be willing to humble ourselves and become as little children.  He will lead us along until we are 100% given up to Him, and 100% unable to endure even five minutes of this world without the safety of His arms and the rescue of His robes encircling us.

Further reading: John 15-17, 2 Nephi 31-33.

~Colleen H.

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