This morning, as I awoke, these thoughts came to me:
“Yes, Lord Jesus, I will follow thee.
I will walk the path thou hast shown.
I will do what thou hast asked me to do.
I will do my best to use moderation in all things.
I will try to explain why I feel as strongly as I do
About things that are most important
When I hear others mock and ridicule sacred things
I will explain truth to them in patience
Then I will be still: For Thou are God, and Thou alone understands our hearts.”
I so yearn to speak to my own daughters and granddaughters, and thus, I speak to all those girls who were born after.
To those whom say: “I’m a good Christian or LDS” even though I:
- Brag about having two or more pairs of earrings
- Brag about designing my own tattoo
- Brag about being “gay”
- Whine because I cannot pass the sacrament
- Whine because I cannot be a bishop
You, my sweet sisters, have no clue “why”:
- Jesus did what He did for you personally
- It is important to follow the living prophets
Bless your heart, I ask you to pray about what I share. I do hope you remember how to pray and to whom you are praying. I remind you that the Holy Spirit can teach you truth by knowledge. Your own “personal revelation” so you can’t be tricked. He speaks “spirit to spirit” with each of us. This is why Father sends Him to us, rather we are members or not.
I know when you remember “why” Jesus came to earth for you personally, it will be easier for you to do what is pleasing to Him and our Heavenly Parents. He was and is the example for us all, individually.
When you and I lived before we came to earth, we did not have physical bodies. Nonetheless, we did have a female body of matter that is more refined than a physical body. We had feelings and thoughts and agency to choose right from wrong.
After we demonstrated “by our actions” to Father in Heaven that we wanted to be like Heavenly Mother and have our own physical body, they trusted us enough to allow us to come to earth and gain our own bodies. We also promised them that we would do all they asked us to do, so we could be worthy to come back to be with them.
My sweet girl, you are a spiritual daughter of God who is having a mortal experience. You are NOT a mortal who might have an occasional spiritual experience.
Know that you are loved my millions of women who came before you and are anxious to see you again.
Father in Heaven has given us many ways to keep us safe and help us understand what we need “know and do” in order to return to our Heavenly home. One way is living prophets. Since the days of Adam and Eve, God has called these types of messengers to teach truth. In every period of time there have been living prophets who have spoken regarding God’s will and wishes for us “personally”. Some of our ancestors had the Holy Bible as a record of those prophets who lived and died in Europe. Many of us have the Book of Mormon as a record of those prophets who lived and died in the Americas. You and I have “living” prophets who speak to us and help us to know what is currently needed and how to avoid being tricked by evil. We have “current” written material that is just as important as the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon, which is published each and every month. These teach us current truths from the living prophets to keep us safe in this day and age and can be preserved for our descendants so they too can read what was said after we die.
When we do not read the words of those who lived in days past, we tend to make the same mistakes they made. When we do not listen and follow our living prophets, we tend to make the same mistakes as those who never knew truth or lived in days past and were swept off the earth by God. When people repent and turn away from pride and accept His love, they are saved, however, when they do not, they are doomed to repeat what happened in days past.
God promised to never flood the earth again as He did in the times of Noah. Each time you see a rainbow, remember that promise. God always keeps His word. I asked you to never forget that the next time it will be by fire.
In case you have forgotten, or never heard of Noah’s time, I suggest you start with the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) so you can understand why God is displeased. These were not suggestions, they were laws to keep us safe.
Then, chose you this day whom you will serve. As for me, I will serve the Lord.
Always remember and never forget: “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” (William R Wallace)