Holla!! I woke up at 6 this morning...thanks for that body!! And I don't have school today or tomorrow because it is American THANKSGIVING!! So now I've got some spare time on my hands so I figured I'd do my post for the day!!
I believe this post today is about what I believe in! Believe is a funny word, because believe in a scientific context just means an "opinion" or to "suppose" something will happen. But believe in a spiritual or religious context is something firm and unshakeable. Because, what you believe can't be taken from you by anyone but yourself...which is pretty cool! As most, if not all of you know, I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. In my church we are encouraged to share what we believe in often. We call it a testimony. Our testimonies are supposed to be the anchors in our lives and they can grow and become stronger as we share them and live by the teachings and principles of the gospel.
I believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It brings such peace and joy into my life when I live by it's principles. I have never had the opportunity to go to church regularly any where else than my home ward in Edmonton, and Southern Alberta when visiting relatives. So coming to Texas and being in a ward here has opened my eyes to the fact, that anywhere you go, the gospel is the same.
I believe in the power of prayer. I know my Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers, he is so aware of me and my needs. I have gained a stronger testimony of this, while I have been away at school. It is by no coincidence that I came to Harlingen to come to school. I was meant to come here, to learn from the people here that I have met, to gain new friendships with people here and to learn to be independent and to stand on my own 2 feet, with my testimony as my anchor. I also believe in the truth and knowledge we can gain from reading our scriptures daily. I am not the best at this, but I try every day to read my scriptures, because I know it is the only place where I will find answers to any problem or question or concern I have. I'm grateful for parents and grandparents who are such amazing examples of how I need to live my life. I am grateful for the knowledge I have that families will be together forever.
I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that he really did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and that he was chosen to translate the Book of Mormon for our day. I believe their is still a living prophet on this earth. I am so grateful for the technology we have today to hear, listen, and read the inspired messages of our church leaders.
I believe and know that Jesus Christ died for me and for everyone, and that he lives again. I am so grateful for the sacrifice that he made for all of us, so that we can have the opportunity to repent and be forgiven and ultimately live with him again.
This is what I believe.