“Our individual exit routes from this life vary; so does the timing.” Elder Maxwell.


“Our individual exit routes from this life vary; so does the timing.” Elder Maxwell.
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A few posts back, I spoke about trials. I spoke about praying for trials and recognizing them when they come. No one WANTS a trial & is excited to enter the fiery furnace, but we “receive no witness until AFTER the trial of your faith.” Prophet Moroni taught us this in Ether 12:6.
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Maxwell taught, “Those who emerge successfully from their varied and fiery furnaces have experienced the grace of the Lord, which He says is sufficient (see Ether 12:27). Even so, brothers & sisters, such emerging individuals, do not rush to line up in front of another fiery furnace in order to get an extra turn!
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However, since the mortal school is of such short duration, our tutoring Lord can be the Schoolmaster of the compressed curriculum.”
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Life is uncertain—We don’t know what will happen in the next five seconds, days, months, or years. There are going to be days we are happy or sad. We are going to be allotted certain things from the Lord.
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“But behold, I am a man, & do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me.” Alma 29:3.
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Here are some things we could potentially be allotted or we may be directly effected by.
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Brain tumor, breast cancer, paralysis, hearing loss, blindness, mental illness, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia, autism, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, mood disorders, & more.
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”There are many who suffer so much more than the rest of us: some go agonizingly; some go quickly; some are healed; some are given more time; some seem to linger. There are variations in our trials, but no immunities.” Maxwell.
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That’s the fiery furnace, brothers, and sisters. We don’t know what we get until we enter it. We also don’t get to choose if we enter it or not—It’s unavoidable. We can either enter it with the Lord or enter it without Him.
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If you’ve chosen to enter it without Him or entered it not knowing who He was, I promise you He is waiting for you. Find Him & Hear Him as you go through it.
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His loving Father allowed His Son, our Redeemer & Savior to go through the fiery furnace for ALL of us.
Art W Maughan

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