Spiritual Health
By chefdalet
2/18/2011 2:05:06 PM
Step 2 - Key Principle — Come to believe that the power of God can restore you to complete spiritual health.

Ether 12:27 — And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

Thought about this one forever....what is spiritual health? Have I ever felt it before? Will I ever feel it again?

As I have progressed through my recovery, the most remarkable thing is that I can feel the spirt in ways that I had never done before. Feeling the spirit...that must be what complete spiritual health starts with.


Not hating    
"I know that for me spiritual health has included a change of heart towards many things of God that I raged against. I used to hate testimony meeting and relentlessly mock many people who bore their testimony in good faith. I hated the Sunday after Girl's Camp. (Again, I relentlessly mocked.) I couldn't stand hearing others teach lessons I was so sure I could teach better. Overall I was a jerk, and I didn't hide my contempt too well. I was mean spirited when it came to things like church. I now have come to love testimony meetings and I *gasp* enjoyed the Sunday after girl's camp and the teen's EFY testimonies. Church is fun and enlightening. I am not ornery on Sundays and I can handle others teaching! Oh, and I cried with joy because I was given a home teaching assignment after my disfellowshipment was over! These are all signs to me that I am on the right track.

I definitely agree with the feeling the Holy Ghost being a part of the recovery to Spiritual Health! It has been marvelous!"
posted at 17:07:09 on February 18, 2011 by hubster

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"The Savior teaches that we will have tribulation in the world, but we should "be of good cheer" because He has "overcome the world". His Atonement reaches and is powerful enough not only to pay the price for sin but also to heal every mortal affliction… He knows of our anguish, and He is there for us. Like the good Samaritan in His parable, when He finds us wounded at the wayside, He binds up our wounds and cares for us. Brothers and sisters, the healing power of His Atonement is for you, for us, for all. "

— Dallin H. Oaks

General Conference October 2006