SO........... Here is the assignment so you know what I am talking about! :)
*Review Matthew 18:3-4 and D&C 78:17-18. Explain in words the ways that we are like little children. In these verses, how does the Lord say He will help us??
Also, read Mosiah 3:19 and list the ways in which we are to become as little children.
And............. Here is my answers! :)
These verses never have really stuck in my mind, until today. In D&C it says that we are "little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;" to me this is what this assignment was asking us to think about. As far as the Gospel goes, I know I am a little child. There is so much that we can learn each day. And through our struggles and successes, Heavenly Father teaches us everday new principles that we must learn to be able to return to live with Him. The verses also tell us that we "cannot bear all things now"- we are not supposed to know all of it right at this time. I love in D&C 78 verse 18 how it says "Nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The Kingdom is yours and the blessings therof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours." It is ok that we do not know everything right now. We need to always strive to continue learning in all ways possible. It also talks about how we need to be as little children- humble and open to learning at all times.
Ways in which we are to become as little Children
*Become Full of Love
*Become willing to submit to all things which the Lord see fit to inflict upon him, even as a child does submit to his father.
Sometimes as we look at this list it can be a little overwhelming to think of becoming as a young child. My favorite thing about small kids is that they look to us (older people :) ) as an example. Many times they think whatever we are doing is the "coolest thing ever." They will watch older people and try to imitate what they are doing exactly. If we are like that with Heavenly Father, there is no way that we will not grow in more ways than we can imagine possible.