Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A crumb for a feast? A penny for a fortune? Sacrificing now for God's blessings later are worth the wait.

Would you give up a crumb for a feast? 

Today in seminary we read these words: 
"This is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation" (Isaiah 25:9). 
We talked about how many of the Lord's blessings don't come immediately. We have to wait. And how they require us to sacrifice in the short term. And wait for the blessing. 

So we came up with this list to remind us how much it is worth the wait for God's immeasurable blessings.

  • A crumb for a feast 
  • A penny for a fortune 
  • A drop for an ocean 
  • A sleeping bag for a mansion 
  • A piece of sand for a beach
  • A pebble for a mountain 

Satan wants us only to care about the crumb of instant gratification today, and forget about the feast the Lord has for us later. 

Bishop Gerald Causse said: 
"The law of sacrifice requires the willingness to give up the things of the world -- even the most precious things if necessary -- for the sake of the gospel. We do it with unwavering faith and confidence that these things will be returned to us a hundred fold in the eternities" (Church News, July 9, 2014). 

Here is a marshmallow video we watched to help us remember that God's blessings are worth the wait. 

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