The Son will take upon him the sickness of His people. (Alma 7:11)
Here it is again—the TRUTH that I don’t need to worry about how to heal myself of my sickness, my dis-ease, my illness, my weakness—my addictive-compulsive-obsessive behaviors. All I have to do is seek to be one of His people. I need to think of Him, look to Him as best I understand Him–in as close and united a way as I can picture Him.
I need to think of Him and what I know of Him more often, instead of what others think of me. In other words, I need to seek to be His person–not other people’s. His friend, His confidant, His help-meet—to help Him fulfill His purposes in my life.
I need to seek to be sponsored (listened to, advised by, counseled with) directly by Jesus Christ Himself, commissioned of the Father to be my Savior, administered to me by the great mediating power of the Holy Ghost—thus all of the Godhead are honored and represented in this gift of the Words of Christ to my mind and heart.
And I need to urge others to believe and practice doing the same. I am no more than a mortal. I am in as great a need for conscious contact as consistently as I can manage with the Lord as anyone. And when I deny myself that need and drive on, trying to do life some other way—I break out in visible signs of my personal apostasy.
Apostasy = trying to live one’s own way, by one’s own power, resisting the Truth that I am nothing without God—and everything with Him.
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