Thursday, April 15, 2010
As a Daughter of God I have the right to tell my story. As a child of God, you have the right to choose whether to read this or not; this being called agency, something you and I fought for in the preexistence. Recently I began to listen to the little lies satan spat out, for example: I'm not a daughter of God, I cannot return home to my Heavenly Father, trying is a waste of time...etc. These are all false! Since I cannot honestly say that I stand here, I sit here today, telling those who have excercised their agency to read my buzz, to tell you that I know I am a Daughter of God. I know that Heavenly Father loves me (whether I realize it or not), I know that the Book of Mormon is true, I know that the atonement exists and I know that it works. A scripture that I really like is found in 2 Nephi 26: 28 "Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay: but all men are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are forbidden." I wish that when I was at Hill Cumorah Pageant I would have known this because I remember there was a lady who specifically asked if she thought we were better than others, oh if only I had known this scripture.
This scripture is so powerful just by word, Alma 60:22 "Yea, will ye sit in idleness while ye are surrounded with thousands of those, yea, and tens of thousands, who do also sit in idleness, while there are thousands round about in the borders of the land who are fallen by the sword, yea, wounded and bleeding?" When I read this, I think about today's world. What happens to a car when it comes to a stop at a red light? It idles. That car has great potential to go the distance, so to speak, and so it is with me. I have the potential for greatness, but when I idle, I don't go anywhere. Now think about the people who don't have the truth. A lot of them are addicted to porn, swear, do drugs...the list is endless really! They are fallen by a sword of destruction and they are bleeding and wounded and need our help. Now look at that scripture again (to avoid hypocrisy I will merely just write this as if I am writing this to myself because honestly, I idle a lot). Will I sit in idleness while there are many who also sit in idleness and are spiritually suffering? Am I really just going to sit here, in my comfy chair, and do nothing? I think that scripture is inspires me to bear my testimony, to go out of my comfort zone, to bear others burdens, to open my mouth and procalim this gospel because there are many who are fallen by the sword. Food for thought I suppose.