Also, do the right things for the right reasons. The Lord, who “requireth the heart and a willing mind” (D&C 64:34) and who “is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (D&C 33:1), knows why you go to church—whether you are present in body only or truly worshipping. You can’t sing on Sunday, “O Babylon, O Babylon, [I] bid thee farewell” and then seek or tolerate its company again moments later (“Ye Elders of Israel,”Hymns, no. 319). Remember that casualness in spiritual matters never was happiness. Make the Church and the restored gospel your whole life, not just a part of your outward or social life. Choosing this day whom you will serve is lip service only—until you actually live accordingly (see Joshua 24:15). Spiritual confidence increases when you are truly striving, for the right reasons, to live a consecrated life in spite of your imperfections!
Creepy construction man. These fake people always scare. I am not sure why.
I read this article called “What will you Choose?” By Elder Russel M. Nelson. Ooooooohhh. It is sooo good. I just had this most amazing feeling that I can’t even describe when I read it. But i felt sooo good and super pumped! Read it!
“As you choose to live on the Lord’s side, you are never alone. God has given you access to His help while you move along mortality’s perilous pathway. As you diligently, earnestly pour out your heart to Him in daily prayer, He will send His angels to help you (see D&C 84:88). He has given you the Holy Ghost to be by your side as you live worthily. He has given you the scriptures so that you can fully feast upon the words of Jesus Christ (see 2 Nephi9:51; 32:3). He has given you words to heed from living prophets.”
We are NEVER alone. God is always on our side. If you can’t feel him next to you it is not because of him, it is because the things you are doing are not allowing Him to come close to you. Let him in and he will help you become who you are supposed to become.
I love you all sooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
The Attributes of Jesus Christ: Obedient Son
The scriptures teach “when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated” (D&C 130:21). Our spiritual growth takes place as we draw close to God through obedience and invite the power of the Savior’s Atonement into our lives.
“As we walk in obedience to the principles and commandments of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “we enjoy a continual flow of blessings promised by God in His covenant with us. Those blessings provide the resources we need to act rather than simply be acted upon as we go through life. … Obedience gives us greater control over our lives, greater capacity to come and go, to work and create.” 2
“Can the spiritual strength that results from consistent obedience to the commandments be given to another person?” asked Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The clear answer … is no.”3
The parable of the ten virgins is an example of this principle. While all of the virgins took their lamps to “meet the bridegroom,” only five were wise and took oil in their lamps. The other five were foolish because they “took no oil with them.”
Then the cry came at midnight: “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” All the virgins trimmed their lamps, but the foolish virgins had no oil. They said to the wise virgins, “Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.”
The wise virgins answered, “Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go … and buy for yourselves.” And while the foolish virgins were gone, the bridegroom came and the wise virgins went with him and “the door was shut”
And I also wanted to share this scripture attached to the article. D&C 93:28 “He that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.”
What I love about this article is that through obedience we are able to receive truth, light, and knowledge. It is amazing that obedience opens our eyes to bigger and better things. We were visiting with a less active this week. She said some very sad things. She doesn’t see the reason why she needs to go to church. She said that because we are missionaries we have a different opinion and outlook. She also basically said to us is that we don’t understand from her point of view. She admitted that she was lazy and didn’t have a desire to go to church. She said because we are missionaries, our vision is skewed and we can’t see everything. I was sad because I realized that yes, we are missionaries but as missionaries our minds and hearts are a lot more sensitive to the things that go around us. We understand more because we are constantly having the spirit with us. I am sad for her because our minds our open and she has closed her mind and heart from hearing the holy ghost. I know that obedience to the gospel makes us more knowledgeable and opens our minds to view things the way God sees things. I am grateful for his constant guidance and love.
I love missionary work and I love being a member of this gospel. I know it is true with all of my heart. I know it is the only thing that will be true and everlasting happiness.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Love, Sister Orme
I hope everyone has an amazing new year! I also hope that we all strive to be better, kinder, stronger, and better!