Thu - Aug 16, 2007 : 11:27 pm
Could Something Be Happening?
Lately, I've been feeling quite the spiritual outpouring from heaven upon me. It happened about .... Let's say last Friday (the 10th). I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I've been happier, more settled emotionally, more productive at work, and .... Just really anxious to be about a good cause.
I think now would be a good time for me to bear my testimony. I hope to do this at least once a year for the rest of my life.
My testimony evolves so much through the years that come and go. I feel the spirit work inside me like a gentle friend who I know and trust.
I know my Savior is King. I know He lives and he loves. I also know He is perfectly just with his children, through His atonement. He is merciful, but he is also like a stern parent who, through love, will let his children know when they are off-base.
I know the Book of Mormon comes from God. It almost is a part of me now. Saying "I know the Book of Mormon is true" is like saying "I know I have two arms, two legs, and I'm alive." I love reading it, and I love the way I feel when I live it. I know the Book of Mormon teaches goodness and a way of living which will ultimately lead to eternity with God, loved ones, happiness, and eventually Godhood.
I know my life hasn't been perfect, but I know that through the atonement it can be made perfect. I don't understand how Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, quite honestly. The more I study it, the more sacred it becomes, and the more I understand how much I don't understand about it. But, at the same time, I also know it is true. It really happened, and it happened here on this earth, just like the Bible and Book of Mormon say it did.
I've come to know that Joseph Smith is really a prophet, and always will be. The more I study his life, the more I understand how incredibly close it parallels the life of Christ. How incredibly selfless, generous, hard-working, studious, humble, prayerful, and wonderful that man was. I will be eternally grateful for the choices he made in his life. Indeed, "by their fruits, ye shall know them."
Because of all of the above, I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church. If that is so, then Gordon B. Hinckley is today's prophet, seer, and revelator and I will do good to follow as closely his teachings as I possibly can.
That is my testimony.