Sunday, September 19, 2010

How to find Peace&Joy in life

I am so thankful for my life and the Gospel. I truly do feel the Savior's love for me every day. What an amazing blessing that I can say that and truly mean it. Jesus Christ truly does know who I am and the deepest needs and desires of my heart. He watches over me and gives me those things that I need, often times when I don't even realize I need them. Jesus says, "Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek ye diligently and ye shall find me..." (D&C 88:63) But we must do our part!

There truly is only one way to find true joy in this life and it is to follow our Savior. We must pray to our Heavenly Father fervently every day and read his words in the scriptures. We must try to serve others and try to be humble. We live in a world that is becoming more and more wicked and it is getting harder and harder to distinguish between right and wrong. We must cleave unto what we know is right, cleave unto our husband or wife as if our life depends on it. Our lives truly do depend on it. If we do not do these things and let Satan creep in, he will slowly take us as he "desires to have" us. We are fighting a war against Satan and his influences every day. If we were going to fight in a literal war we would put on our armor and shield and bulletproof vests to protect ourselves. We are fighting a war against Satan and we must arm ourselves with the Spirit and prayer and read our scriptures if we want to survive in this wicked world.

Just look at your life. Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel like there is something missing in your life? Do you feel like you could be a little happier and you're just not sure how? Do you feel like you need a little more patience to get through every day? If you feel any of these feelings then evaluate yourself. Are you studying your scriptures every day? Are you praying fervently to Heavenly Father several times throughout the day? Are you trying to get to know Christ better? Are you serving your family and serving in your calling? Heavenly Father wants to bless us if we only do our part.

I love my Savior and I know he loves me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church that contains a fullness of truth as in the times of Christ. I know that we have a prophet today, just like Moses and Noah and his name is Thomas S. Monson. He leads and guides us and shows us the way. I hope I can be a little better every day. I hope I can show my Savior my love for him through loving others and doing what is right. I know it will be a lifetime journey and I will have to put forth the work every day, but it is worth the eternal joy and peace that comes.