Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The tongue is a fire...Written 2-9-2015

This week has been really nice. My companion and I have been busy visiting a lot of people this week. Tuesday we were able to meet with a less-active member we have yet to see since we've been here. We also met with an awesome investigator in the afternoon and had some members there. 

Saturday we went as a branch and watched Meet the Mormons in Spanish. We had a less-active, recent convert, and an investigator attend. It was awesome! Sunday we also had two investigators come to church and two less-active members attend church. Sunday was also Night of Music and Inspiration and I sang a duet there. We also had a less-active member, a recent convert, and an investigator attend that evening!

So this last week I thought how can I take a picture that represents what you remember about me. 

(First and foremost we didn't use alcohol to do this and I won't tell my brothers how to do this.) James 3:6 says "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." Often our words can be harsh towards others especially the people we are close to. We need to be careful. Often times we also get fire spit at us but we need to be careful how we respond as well. We can either add fuel and increase the flame between us or we can cool it down by responding in a dignified manner. The cha peter continues and says "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom." James 3:13. We control our words and conversations and when can either breathe out fire or calm the storm of words. 

Elder Braden Dahl

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