Wednesday, May 7, 2008
What I Believe
I have been composing this blog for days in my head. It's funny how you do that...In the past I'd try to be witty and interesting...This isn't one of those...I was able to attend one day of Women's Conference last week and I was thrilled to be able to hear Sherri Dew speak. Usually she is witty and interesting times ten....I loved that this time she was not. She basically stood up and said I have something to say, I will get right to the point, and she did. I learned much from this talk and in actuality felt a need to change several things in my life that I didn't even realize were wrong (sneaky Satan). That's another story, but she also made it clear that we should be sharing our testimonies and stop sneaking under the radar about where we stand.
So most of you that read my blog already know what the Latter Day Saints stand for, but do you know that I am with them 100%, or at least strive to be. I know that I am blessed to have been mostly raised in this church. My mom was baptized when I was 9 shortly after me and we have been an active part of the gospel since. I am proud of my mother for doing what she knew was right even though I know it wasn't easy. I am grateful for living prophets. This is so odd for the world to understand, but it makes perfect since to me. Why would a God who loves us, and he does, only give prophetic council to people of old? How fortunate we are that we have President Monson to guide us and help us to raise our families in this scary world.
I am thrilled and happy to have the scriptures as the hard copy of the word of God. Though I know I take them for granted I have many copies of it in my home and can pick it up and find out what the God I love so much thinks about things. I know that when I take even a few minutes to read before I start the day that magically I don't feel angry or as impatient. I also tend to see all of my blessings instead of falling into the 'poor me' trap that can happen to often.
I love my Savior. Everything I believe leads back to him, he is the foundation of my faith. I am so grateful for the Atonement. How could I get through the day without the knowledge that the price has been paid for my MANY sins and that if I do what I need to I can return to Him?
There is so much more....the gospel includes so much, brings me such joy and when I am living it like I should all is well. So my friends, you probably didn't need to hear this, but I needed to say it and I hope that I will be brave enough to be willing to share it whenever the Lord prompts me to in the future....