Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Believe

I have been pondering the essence of who I am. This may sound a bit strange but there have been 2 events in my life that have made me stop and think about this. The first one was a stake leadership meeting and the second one was our stake conference. So here is what I believe: I am a daughter of God who has great potential to become like Him. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons or just LDS. This has greatly defined who I am. I live by its doctrine and it drives my very life. I believe in the Savior Jesus Christ. He has provided His gospel through the scriptures (Book of Mormon, Bible, Doctrine and Covenants, & Pearl of Great Price). I know that by studying these books, I can draw insight in how He wants me to live each day. I believe that when I make mistakes I can turn to the atonement of the Savior to rescue me from my weaknesses. I believe that we are guided by living prophets. Our prophet today is Thomas S. Monsen. I have felt the witness of the Holy Ghost as I stood in the Sacred Grove that Joseph Smith did see God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know that our prayers are answered. There are many times that I have read in the Book of Mormon and received a witness that it was true. I have had the privilege of standing on ancient sites from the Book of Mormon. I know that temples are important. I know that I find a great peace in my heart whenever I take time to attend the temple. I know that temples are sacred places dedicated to God. I am thankful to wonderful parents who led me to this faith through their own example. I am thankful for wonderful in-laws who have also been an example of goodness and righteousness. I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon and I am thankful for all that it means.