Who I am, Where I am, and what is this blog?

Hello, My Name is Elder Parker Bone. I am a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I am currently serving a LDS mission in the Ohio Cleveland Mission I will be serving for two years and will be returning home in Summer of 2017.
I will be emailing my adventure in Ohio to friends and family and this blog will contain those emails.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Romans 12:21

"Be not Overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good"

Short and to the point this week I guess 

As I was in my studies this morning I consulted my "Ponderizable Possibilities" list. In it I record all the scriptures I may come across that stand out to me and that I might desire to "[have] words and phrases written upon [my] heart" I came across this one and my first thought was, "Wow that is a short scripture!"the next thought was "this one". As I thought more on it and asked Heavenly Father in prayer if this is the Scripture is the one that might "Elevate my thoughts" this week.

As I thought on it I broke it down in to the too parts Paul has to not be Overcome of evil and to Overcome evil with good

I think of being overcome Of evil as giving in, we have been told by Kevin Peterson that "Giving in, giving up and giving out are not options"

To Give in is to allow the Adversary, the cause of all evil in this world a foothold in our hearts. it is to let him convince us that "its ok because everyone is doing it" or "just this once won't hurt" these lies are just that LIES. think about it, what honestly does Satan have to gain by his efforts. Absolutely NOTHING! he wants our misery and our suffering so he can feel just a little bit better knowing in hell he wont burn alone. that is ALL he has to offer you. so don't give in on your standards

To give up is a little different but the result is the same. Enduring is HARD but it is so worth it. giving up is when, at all points you know the truth but you can't take the heat anymore. I know that heat can be unbearable some days but that is why the Savior came to this earth, lived among us with infinite love and then died for us.

Got to go now I will write more later,
Love you all
Elder Bone

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