Saturday, October 4, 2014

Scriptures I Have a Testimony Of

Oh how I have loved conference so far!!  Such inspiring messages and so many words of comfort.

I was touched by Neil L. Andersen's talk today about Joseph Smith.  Elder Andsen spoke of Joseph's name being spoken of for good and ill and counseled us (especially the youth) to find scriptures in the Book of Mormon that we know are true and share them.

So I thought I would begin my list tonight.  These are certainly not the only scriptures I have a testimony of or the only scriptures that are meaningful to me...but they are the ones that come to mind for me tonight.

2 Nephi 25: 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
*I have a testimony of Christ and I am trying to share it with my children.  I hope as they get older, they will be able to say that they grew up in a home and family where we talked of Christ, rejoiced in Christ and preached of Christ.  I hope they will truly know that Christ is the source to which they must look for a remission of sins and for peace and joy.

Alma 37: 37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

*I am so grateful for prayer.  I am not as good as I could be at counseling with The Lord in ALL my doings but I love prayer and feel the strengthen it brings.

Alma 37:6-7.  6 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. 7. And The Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means The Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth to pass the salvation of many souls.

*It only takes small acts of goodness, charity, compassion, etc., to make a difference in lives and to further the work of God.

Mosiah 2:18-25. These verses are long enough that I won't quote them here, but I know they are true.   We are so richly blessed so we are in Hs debt and when we do as The Lord asks of us, He blesses us more and so then we are still in His debt.  I cannot put it into words as eloquently as King Benjamin but I know that my life has been far more blessed by the opportunity to love and serve in my current calling than anyone else has been blessed by anything I have done.  And because I have been blessed, I try to serve my Father more or better but then He continues to bless me so that I am forever indebted to Him for all that I have, all that I am and all that I am given.  

3 Nephi 17--again this is too long to quote in its entirety but I love this entire chapter where Jesus Christ blesses the children and they are encircled by fire.  This chapter touches me every time I read it, and I know that Jesus Christ loves the little ones.

Alma 5:16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?
* I actually really love this whole chapter and love verse 14 which speaks of having his image in our countenance.  But verse 16 gives me great hope.  I look forward to the day when I can fall at His feet and worship Him.  I hope and pray that I will have lived so that He can say these words  to me, that I can be encircled in the arms of His love.

Again, there are many other verses of scripture that I love and that I have a testimony of, but these are a few that strengthen me and that I KNOW are true.