Showing posts with label scriptures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scriptures. Show all posts

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ask and Receive

I've been thinking quite a bit lately that there's just a lot of confusion, controversy, and even contention in the world today. A lot of it is distributed via social media. During church today one of the brothers there shared a scripture that rang so true to me, and I believe it applies to everyone, regardless of your faith, religion, opinions, desires, etc. It's a promise that comes from God, and I just wanted to share it really quickly. "If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things--that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal." -Doctrine and Covenants 42:61  We can understand and come to know the truth of anything through prayer to God. He has promised that He will reveal it to us. I know He'll be true to His promise, and that comforts me because to be honest, I don't know what to make of all the controversy. But He does. And if we follow Him, we'll never be wrong. This brings me a lot of comfort as I think about what's in store for us in the near future. There are going to be all sorts of ideas, opinions, laws, and so much more that may leave us confused or even shake our testimony of Christ or our sense of what's right. If we trust in the promise of our loving Heavenly Father to guide each one of us and give us a personal witness, we'll be save and secure. We'll be prepared for what's coming, and we'll be lead to truth. This is comforting to me, and I hope it is to you. He answers prayers all the time. He'll answer yours!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Youth Mini-Mission Message: Closer to God

The last little while I have had a hard time getting to read my scriptures.

It's hard to wake up early and read your scriptures, but over this last week I was challenged to read my scriptures every day so..... I did, and it has been great!  I honestly feel better.  Previous to this week I was tired and groggy, and this week when I woke up early I have been happier and more full of life.

I know that reading your scriptures and praying will bring you closer to God, so I challenge you to do the same.

C.H. 10th Ward youth member (blog post submitted by anonymous)