Filed under: Developing a Relationship With God
God isn’t just a shadowy figure who created us, made a bunch of rules and then disappeared from our lives. As the creator of our spirits, and someone who knew us before we were born, He loves us and has a deep, personal interest in how we’re doing. He wants us to know Him as well as He knows us. How do you get to know someone you don’t remember meeting in person?
Filed under: Developing a Relationship With God, Growing in Faith
What is the purpose of life? We’re here to gain a body and a family, to learn, to be tested, to develop faith, and ultimately to return to our Heavenly Father. However, the Book of Mormon also offers another interesting perspective on the purpose of our time here on earth:
Today, with a church membership approaching 13 million members and more than half of those living outside the United States, one is fortunate to be in the same venue where the prophet is speaking, much less have a private conversation with him. But that doesn’t mean that church members cannot receive specific direction for their lives when needed. The Lord guides His children primarily in three ways:
To be loved and to give love is a wonderful gift from God. At some level or another we all search and long for that feeling called love. No matter what walk of life we come from, we all seek to fill that feeling for love.
I was out enjoying a summer stroll with my husband one evening when my cell phone rang. It was from a friend I knew through church (I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormons). Her doctor’s appointment that morning had brought devastating news: the 20-week-old fetus she’d been carrying was dead. My friend was scheduled to go to the hospital later that night to deliver the body. She was calling to ask me if I would notify our local church leaders for her.
As you read the newspaper, watch the news and go about your daily activities you often hear of betrayal and loss of trust in others. You might feel there is no one you can confide in and trust. There is one we can completely trust, He is our Heavenly Father.