Thursday, May 26, 2011
Elder Jensen Nelson gave me the idea to make a post of this. I have to give him credit. In our last zone conference Elder Nelson, Elder Hunsaker and I sang this song from the musical called "Joseph Smith the Prophet." This song is the testimony of the 3 witnesses; Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris. In the beginning of each copy of the Book of Mormon is the testimony of the 3 witnesses. Their testimony's are powerful and will stand until the end of the world.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Family is central to the plan of our Eternal God. In our families we gain a sense of identity and characteristics. I know not every family situation is ideal, but no matter our personal family situation, there is an eternal family to be had by all within the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm eternally grateful for the plan of happiness which assures us, as we are faithful, that we will be with those that we love for eternity. This is done by the priesthood of God in His temples. There is no greater joy than this! It is my prayer that each of us will seek to secure our eternally family by showing the Savior that we love Him by keeping His commandments.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I testify that Satan only wins when we let him. No matter our situation, no matter how terrible or hopeless, we can always use our God given agency or free will to choose to pray to our Father in Heaven.(2 Nephi 2:27). "...for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint." (2 Nephi 32:8-9)
As we seek for help and guidance through prayer, we can know what we must 'do.' By praying like everything depends on God and then working like everything depends on us, we will qualify for the companionship of the Holy Ghost to lighten our load and to lead us through the freezing winter, until we are brought to the warmth of the summer sun. I also testify the seasons are a testimony of things as they are to come. No matter how cold the winter, the summer will always come as we rely on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.