Saturday, August 10, 2013

I am a Daughter of God

I have finally found some true happiness in my life. I know I am His daughter precious to Him, loved by Him, and very important to Him.

“For thus saith the Lord—"I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end.
“Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.” 

I was not given a map as to how to live my life or which decisions to make, our Loving Heavenly Father gave me agency to choose.  Many times in my life I have had to step back, take an evaluation of how I am doing, what I can do to become more like HIM,  It is at those times when I realize I am far off the coarse and I need to check my map.  Usually, it means I have forgotten to read my scriptures or say my prayers.  When those things are neglected, and a conscious effort is not made, it is then that I begin to murmur or get snippy, my life is not balanced. Simply having a map doesn’t do any good unless you study it—unless you use it to navigate through this  life.

 Oh so many times I have made mistakes and had to open my heart to the Holy Ghost so that He can direct me along my journey through life. Oh so many times I have wondered, "Is HE listening? does HE really have the capacity to LOVE EVERYONE? and will HE know me when the time comes for me to leave this earthly existence and see HIM face to face.? Have I done any good in this world I live in?"  Every time, I have had enough faith and HOPE to ask, and the answer is always:

“Do not fear, for I the Lord am with you.” 
"You are not alone on this journey. I am your  Heavenly Father I know you. Even when no one else hears you, I hear you. When you rejoice in righteousness, I rejoice with you. When you are dealing with trials, I grieve with you."

I know  Heavenly Father’s interest in me does not depend on how rich or beautiful or healthy or smart I am. He sees me not as the world sees me; He sees who I really am. He looks on my heart, And He loves  me because I am HIS child.

In today's world and in my life I have always wanted to be excepted, to be seen and heard, to feel loved.  I realize now, through all these years and through every hard time, or joyous time, HE was with me, HE was and is teaching me, sculpting me and preparing me for eternal life.  I am the one who decides what road to take--obedience is the only way to happiness, real eternal happiness.

When I look around, I see women who are courageous and strong, I see women who seem to not have a problem in the world, no weight on their shoulders.  The adversary has a way of making me feel UN-important at times.  This is not Christ's way, these are the times to reevaluate our journey.

The true language of Jesus Christ is LOVE.  I believe this is the most powerful language in the world.  Imagine if everyone in the world loved everyone they saw, what kind of world would we live in? Just imagine if no one judged anyone else for what they wore, what they said or how they acted?
We live in a world that is selfish and self serving, there are so many people I talk to who are simply not happy--how sad.  They have gotten off their map and quickly forgotten their native language, the language they learned as they dwelt with our father in heaven before they came to earth, I'm assuming that language was pure, and we loved unconditionally as the Savior does.

 Life can be difficult, and it can harden hearts to the point where certain people seem unreachable. Some may be filled with anger. Others may mock and ridicule those who believe in a loving God. Just a few days ago, I was at work and this happened to me, I was questioned and made fun of because of something I said about what I believe in, as they laughed, a light went off in my head and I thought this: "these people may not remember, but  they too at one time stood in line and raised their hand saying they wanted to return to their Father in Heaven. A peace came over me, and I smiled at theml with no response.  You see, I understand now It is not my  responsibility to convert anyone. That is the work of the Holy Ghost. My responsibility  is to share what I  believe and to not be afraid. Be a friend to all, but never compromise my standards. I will stand  true to my convictions and faith. Stand tall, because I am a daughter of God, and He stands with me!  ALWAYS AND FOREVER