Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing on the subject of knowing God. There are three aspects of this topic that consistently stand out for me. First, to know God, you must receive that knowledge through the Holy Ghost, not from other people. Secondly, you have to spend time learning about and talking to God. Third, to know God you have to obey Him.
I read a wonderful talk this Read more
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The Bible and other scriptures promise us we can receive gifts of the Spirit to help us in our spiritual journey, sometimes referred to in churches as a Christian walk. The Bible discusses a variety of gifts Christians can receive from God, through the Holy Ghost: Read more
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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:
Time, the basic commodity of life, is the avenue from which all activities of life are created. Time is one of those things shared by all mortals, it affect us constantly. Because we are eternal beings, time is not our natural vastness. It is part of the brief and short mortal framework in which we are to overcome by faith, including faith in God’s timing.
The Bible describes hope as an “anchor of the soul” (Hebrews 6:19). Now, I’m not an expert on anchors or how they work, so I did a little reading. Apparently anchors are used not only to keep your boat from leaving the shore when you don’t want it to, but they can also be used to keep your boat from sinking in a storm. It doesn’t sound intuitive to me, dropping a heavy chunk of metal to the ocean floor when you are trying desperately to stay above water, but there you have it.