Friday, November 21, 2008

Critical mistakes

I came across a quote in some studying I did last weekend. I have been pondering this quote and its application in my life. In my own patriarchal blessing, I am taught: "Satan is real and has many helpers." We understand how critical it is to understand the reality and divinity of the Godhead, but why is it significant to understand the reality of the Adversary? Here is it:

"We can make two opposite mistakes. One is to underestimate the devil's influence and power. The other is to overestimate it, or to assume there is no way out. He delights in either error, for they play into his hands. We are counseled to avoid both."
Truman G. Madsen, 2005 BYU Women's Conference

That's such a simple statement, but very profound.

May we move forward to qualify for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost in our personal lives. Happy Thanksgiving!


Sharee said...

That thought is wonderful! Thank you for sharing last week in church and also again today.

Leslie said...

thank you for your sweet words on my blog.

The Taggarts said...

You have such great insights! I always enjoy your comments and conversation. Finally...I am remembering to invite you to our blog. In case you don't have the address it is

MadMadameMim said...

that was such a great thought Annalee, thank you.

melissa said...

Lee~sorry it has taken so long to get back and I realize I don't have your email! Could you send it to me @
About the slush~you can divide it up into smaller containers with lids (pitchers, bowls, etc.) and it actually freezes faster and is easier to chop up as well. Good luck with Thanksgiving at your house!!