lay aside our sins
1/23/2012 9:49:52 PM
2 Nephi 10:20 — And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are upon an isle of the sea.
This is a great scripture. It's funny, when I'm reading my scriptures, sometimes I feel like I'm just reading a story. But this one verse, taken out of the story is so profound.
"Remember Him, Lay aside our sins, not hang down our heads, we are not cast off, we have been led to a better land."
For years & years, I was so ashamed of myself. I already felt cast off. I felt that no matter what I did, I wouldn't be able to be restored to complete spiritual health. 10 years ago, I would have interpretted this scripture totally different, in an embarrassed/shameful way.
But now, after going through all these steps, after continually working through this program & remembering where my strength comes from, it strengthens me so much more.
I"m truly grateful to our Savior, Jesus Christ & for all that he does me me.


Sounds like me    
"Thank you. This really describes what I am struggling with now. I want to feel hope, and peace, but I'm feeling more like what you described.

I really enjoy reading your blog."
posted at 10:07:16 on January 24, 2012 by anon16
I love this    
"Thank you for sharing this scripture. I am learning that it doesn't always get easier, but it does get better when you have the Lord."
posted at 18:48:38 on January 24, 2012 by iamstrong

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" Is it possible to reclaim a life that through reckless abandon has become so strewn with garbage that it appears that the person is unforgivable? Or what about the one who is making an honest effort but has fallen back into sin so many times that he feels that there is no possible way to break the seemingly endless pattern? Or what about the person who has changed his life but just can't forgive himself?The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever. "

— Shayne M. Bowen

General Conference October 2006