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Receiving & Accepting

posted Feb 28, 2017 06:20:14 by AliciaBlickfeldt
My husband has given me many blessings the last several years, for one reason or another. Yesterday he gave me another.

He said, "through the priesthood and through your faith, and through your ACCEPTING this blessing you will..."

What do you think it requires or means to "accept the blessing?"

In previous blessings regarding the same thing, I have also been promised what I was/am seeking, and although I feel very blessed, this particular thing is not fully resolved.

I believe my faith is strong, so it seems to hinge on this unusual word choice of "accept." I have told the Lord that I accept, yet I am at a loss as to what more to do to CLAIM THE BLESSING (a Stroud podcast title) fully.

It reminds me of a number of other comments on the forum regarding receiving.

Tell me how you receive and accept.
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5 replies
PaulaTaylor said Feb 28, 2017 07:04:39
Accept is an action word. What actions will you now do based on this blessing? Accepting is obedience.
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Dawn said Feb 28, 2017 07:26:30
I have had that word, ACCEPT and the word TRUST coming to me often as I study. I think accepting is allowing your will to be swallowed up in the Lord. I am a HUGE proponent of using our own will because I believe generally HIS will for us is to keep His commandments. And He wants to bless us as we exercise our will in our own decisions. But there are times, when trial or trouble or turmoil arrives, that we just have to accept, trust, and submit. That's what I think it means. But you, get to be the one to figure it out. :-)
AliciaBlickfeldt said Mar 01, 2017 06:05:27
Thanks, Paula. My husband said, AGAIN, that I need to move forward AS IF I had already received the blessing. Faith in actin.

True, Dawn. Just looking for other insights.
a_w said Mar 01, 2017 06:23:39
A word, or theme for myself this year is "receive". I've pondered it a lot. I have found it to be inseperably connected to the atonement. There are blessings I can receive. It requires faith, humility, meekness, and obedience...absolutely. But, that is only a small part of the equation.
Elder Bednar said this:"I frankly do not think many of us “get it” concerning this enabling and strengthening aspect of the Atonement, and I wonder if we mistakenly believe we must make the journey from good to better and become a saint all by ourselves through sheer grit, willpower, and discipline, and with our obviously limited capacities.

Brothers and sisters, the gospel of the Savior is not simply about avoiding bad in our lives; it also is essentially about doing and becoming good. And the Atonement provides help for us to overcome and avoid bad and to do and become good. There is help from the Savior for the entire journey of life—from bad to good to better and to change our very nature...Truly we must come to rely upon the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah”.
It's been a process for me to understand how to accept His Grace. As we give Him our hearts, He will make of us, much more than we could alone.
I highly recommend reading this talk.
David.Clark said Mar 01, 2017 06:26:01
Great Elder Bednar talk, Amber!
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