Friday, October 15, 2010

Personal Study findings today....

I am just amazed at how easy "the way" is. It's simple. Christ said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." I was reading in 3 Nephi 22-28 today and a couple different thoughts stuck with me. 3 Nephi 27:33 reads "...Enter ye in at the strait gate; for strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there be that find it; but wide is the gate, and broad the way which leads to death and many there be that travel therein, until the night cometh, wherein no man can work." I can't help but think how sad and disheartening that must be for the Father of our spirits. He wants us to return to live with him again someday, but we constantly make mistake after mistake. Some of us right those wrongs by using the Atonement and not wasting such a precious gift. But so many of our fellow brothers and sisters don't even know what it can really do for them. Christ says here in this scripture that few people will find the strait and narrow. That is our job as Latter-day Saints, to help those lost souls find the iron rod and grip it oh so tightly.

Last thing I just wanted to mention is in 3 Nephi 27:21 and it reads, "...for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do.." We have no better example in our lives than the Good Shepard himself, even Jesus Christ. To live a Christ-like life, we have to know what Christ was like, what kind of attributes he possesed. His charity and love sets a perfect example for not just who we should love, but how we should love. We know that we should love everyone, regardless of circumstances. But it's how we love them that really counts. It's so easy to say you love someone, but to show someone you love them is something totally different. Service is a great way to show your love for people. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, the Only Begotten Son of Heavenly Father, washed the feet of the apostles to show his love for them. Who are we to not show love to all we come in contact with? I love the Lord Jesus Christ and I attempt to show it to him everyday. I'm not perfect at it but I'm trying. I am serving a mission right now because I love him. I love what he did for me and I'm eternally grateful. What better way to show him I love him than to share his Gospel with others?!

1 comment:

  1. The simplicity of the gospel truly is a wonderful thing. To learn of Jesus Christ and to strive to be more like him daily, is my goal. I know I fall short of that goal regularly, and because of that I am so thankful for my Saviour and His atonement. I know that when I fall backwards, it is He who will come forward to help me continue to progress.