Thursday, January 13, 2011
I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my entire life. I have heard numerous testimonies born wherein people have prayed for something specific and then opened their scriptures randomly to find an answer to their prayer. I have never had that happen to me...that is until just now. I had been reading my scriptures and following along with the member study guide and just wrapped up with a prayer. I specifically prayed that I may continue to learn of my Savior's role in my life specifically and also as it pertains to my salvation. I prayed that I may have a greater understanding of Him and that my gratitude for Him may increase. I then randomly opened my scriptures to a verse that I had previously highlighted in Moroni Chapter 9 Verse 25. It reads :"My, son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have written grieve thee...but may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever." I am amazed at the love that my Father in Heaven has for ME. I am merely one person and yet without fail I can constantly feel of His love. I love the Gospel with all of my heart. Saying that I am grateful to be a member of the church and to have the knowledge that I have doesn't seem adequate. I am grateful for my Savior and I look forward to gaining a better personal relationship with Him.