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     The Scale in Your Favor...

As I study my life and the things I have learned,
       many lessons have come as the years have turned.
Today, Iím one of the happiest men others will see.
       But not because of my abundance or my prosperity.
Yes, my basket is full and my cup runneth over
       but not because of luck from say, a four leaf clover.

I learned something once, now a long time past,
       a fact about myself and itís proving to last.
That the amount of my abilities is almost enough
       to make it through life, a course seeming so tough.
Yes, almost enough to make it on my own
       but never quite enough to make it alone.

Itís like almost being able to see over a wall
       but not quite able to because Iím just not that tall.
Or like holding back a weight from crushing my chest
       and itís all I can do, my arms begging for rest.
So I developed an Ally, one who could help me along
       when I came to trouble spots where I wasnít that strong.

It required someone I could count on in any kind of strife.
       Someone I could trust implicitly ...with even my life.
It had to be someone who could tip the scale in my favor,
       was gentle yet fearless and I could follow without waver.
From that simple need, I learned what some never know;
       with my Ally I could go beyond where my abilities go.

Now, quite often others think Iím talented and bright.
       But Iíve just learned the secret to receiving more might.
The secret is learning to draw on the powers above,
       from Christ and His Father who already send Their love.
Thereís a formula for doing it, it takes practice to do.
       But once you learn it, even the impossible can come true.

I learned it from problems that could have been fateful,
       had it not been for this truth of which Iím so grateful.
This secret is far more valuable then first you may think.
       Itís the tip from failure to success, when you stand at the brink.
So if you want to deflect most of your grief and displeasure,
       learn to draw on the power of heaven to tip the scale in your favor

   "Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing,
   whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him;
   and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth." Mormon 9:21
   "...Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;
   And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.
   Wherefore, if God so cloth the grass of the field...even so will he cloth you,
   if ye are not of little faith."  Jesus Christ (3rd Nephi 13:28-30)

       Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140, October, 2001-c www.LDSCOPS.com


 

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