Thursday, October 7, 2010


i was studying in Alma 43 and 44 when Moroni becomes the chief captain of the Nephite armies and leads them into battle against the Lamanites.
  the Lamanites are not very good men and they are out to destroy the Nephites, to put them into bondage. now the Nephites do not necessarily want to fight, but they know that they must protect their homes, liberties, families and religion.
   reading about how Moroni prepared his men for battle and the strategies that went behind all the attacks amazed me. Moroni was definitely a man that was led by God to preserve a nation.
   as i read these two chapters in the Book of Mormon it made me reflect a lot about those who fight in the armed forces now. i have quite a few friends that we actually a part of the armed forces. i even know of a few men and women who are out fighting now. i actually really started to think about one my best friends whose husband is in Afghanistan right now. i thought a lot about the sacrifice that he is making to fight for our country and those that are with him as well. i also though about my best friend who is at home without a husband or father and the courage that she has as well. when i pondered about this i realized that they are both fighting for our freedoms, homes, liberties, religion  and children. how grateful i am for all of the sacrifices that they make for an entire nation. i thank you!
   how blessed we are to live in a country that we may worship how where or what we may. how grateful i am for such a privilege to be able to support the country and those who fight for it. i am thankful for every person who goes out to defend their country.
   later in Alma 46:12  Moroni hoist the title of liberty which states, "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children". now this is something worth fighting for. we can also be defensive in other ways as well, by being steadfast and immovable and always abounding in good works. we can be true folloers of Jesus Christ and do as he would do. we can be an example of the believers. we can stand for truth and righteouness. we can be more Christ like in words, actions and deeds.
   as we go forth in faith the Lord will bless us and keep us safe. i encourage all to hoist their title of liberty and to defend God!

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