God’s Need

Not until we realized that the Lord needs to play a prominent role in our lives can our lives begin to change.

Marco Castro Castro, Preparing to be an Eternal family; Feb 2014 Ensign)

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Preparation Proceeds All Things

All things take some kind of prepping, right? What would happen if we didn’t prepare? The children’s song says, ” I am a child of God, And so my needs are great; Help me to understand His words, Before it grows too late.” (301) As we know all too well what usually follows are things such as running out of time, and generally a lacking in something. As part of our journey to being prepared in all things, or at least the things we need work on the most. There is of course one of the most important thing we should prepare for, and that is to prepare to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. I am so grateful for these lessons the children in our church learn about. They are just wonderful reminders, and the real chicken nougats to our soul.

Forsake The Things Of The World

Christ died on the cross to give us an opportunity to stay spiritually clean in this life and to go to Heaven. In return he asks us to follow Him. We must choose the Lord over the things of the world to make the Atonement be in affect in our lives, for God will not be mocked.

“In spite of our delight in defining ourselves as modern and our tendency to think we possess a sophistication that no people in the past ever had..in spite of those things, we are on the whole an idolatrous people..a condition most repugnant to the Lord.
We are warlike people, easily distracted from our assignment to preparing for the coming of the Lord. When threatened we become anti-enemy instead of pro-kingdom of God.
What are we to fear when the Lord is with us? Can we not take the lord at His word and exercise a particle of faith in Him? Our assignment is affirmative: to forsake the things of the world as ends in themselves; to leave off idolatry and press forward in faith; to carry the gospel to our enemies; that they might no longer be our enemies.”

(Spencer W Kimball, Prophet)

We can all be followers of Jesus as we continue to pray daily to know what that means in our lives, and as we continue to work on ridding the things of the world from our lives, even daily. God bless.