Monday, April 4, 2011

what i know

i love general conference. so much. i love listening and going to sessions at the conference center and having the overwhelming feeling that everything the speakers are saying is true. there is nothing like being in the conference center and standing when the prophet walks in and knowing that he literally speaks with God.
on sunday morning, president uchtdorf talked about using technology, like blogs or other social media, to share the gospel with people. i feel like i should do that, because if the gospel can make me feel so happy and hopeful, it can make everyone feel that way.

i know that we are children of our Heavenly Father. He sent us to earth to receive bodies and to be tested. He wants more than anything for us to be happy in this life and to return to Him. He knows every thought we have, every desire we have, every insecurity we feel, and He loves us unconditionally anyway.

i know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He suffered for my sins so that i might become perfect as He is and live with Him again. i know that He was resurrected and lives still. He is always there for me to lift and lead me. His atonement is infinite and eternal, which means, even when i mess up (even when anyone messes up), i can always repent and become better than i was.

i know that joseph smith saw God and Jesus Christ and that he was a true prophet. He helped restore the gospel to the earth and translated the book of mormon, which contains the fulness of the gospel and the answer to every problem or question we may have. i know that the book of mormon is true, truer than any book ever, and was written for this time. it is another witness of Jesus Christ and tells us how to gain eternal life.

i know that God speaks to His children today through the prophet, president thomas s. monson. he leads and guides the church today under the direction of God and His Son. 

i know that families can be together forever through the sacred marriage covenants of the temple. this is the only kind of marriage that leads to eternal life and godhood. when we are sealed together in the temple, we know we can live together in the next life, after death, if we continue to live worthily of those covenants.

i know that the gospel is true, partly because it makes me so happy, but also because i have felt it. the spirit of the Lord has testified to me, and i know that is real. i love this gospel and want to be able to share it.

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