Tag Archives: identity

It Takes an Act of Faith

 

There have been times in my life when I have felt encompassed in darkness.  I have also reached the point where I have wanted and even tried to end my life… but somehow, I am still here.  I am still needed, as are you.  You are needed.  The Lord needs YOU on HIS side.

 

Who do you want to become?

I thought this was a very good question:  Who do you want to become?  As I was studying this morning, I came across this question in the Ensign magazine.  It was in this quote by Gary E Stevenson:

“Remember, what you do, where you go, and what you see will shape who you become.  Who do you want to become?”

If we ponder on that quote for a while, it makes us want to be better people.  Well, it at least makes me want to be a better person.  I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father and the love that He has bestowed upon me.  I do want to become His daughter.  I am willing to give up everything for that blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming

How do we become people who other people need?  The Lord has made us this way.  He has given each of us the responsibility to serve and care for others.

Sometimes you may feel alone when you are reaching out to others, but with Christ you are never alone.

Guardians of Virtue

I love this presentation of this song:

Who are you?

This post is dedicated to learning more about each of you.  I would like to get to know my readers a little bit better.  So… who are you?  How do you identify yourselves?  What makes you different?

My name is Amy and I live in North Dakota with my family right now.  I am single and looking forward to going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for a year and a half.  I am not sure where I am going yet or when I am leaving, but hopefully it will be soon.

I love my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.  I have felt their love for me numerous times in my life.  I cannot even begin to describe the great blessings they have afforded me.  I am grateful for my life and for the ability to strive to come closer to Christ each day.

Sales

I love sales just as much as the person next to me.  In fact, my mom, sister, and I went to the mall today and scored on some great sales.  We got about a thousand dollars worth of clothes for three hundred.  Pretty amazing huh?

While sales are amazing and wonderful, there are some things in life that we can never ‘sell for less’ or have ‘sales’ on.  This includes you.  You cannot sell yourselves, or other people, for that matter, for less.  Each of us a beloved spirit son or daughter of God.  Each of us has souls that are of great worth in the sight of God.  He loves each of us perfectly and would never sell us for less than what we really are.  How do you allow yourself to do this?

I know that I did when I allowed people to use me.  When I succumb to pressures or appetites I do.  I sell myself for less than who I am as a daughter of God as I allow myself to joke about others.  I have so much to do yet to become who I really am.  What do you have to do?  How can you start to not sell yourself for less today?  You are a magnificent child of the supreme Creator.  Live your life as such and treat others as such as well.

Sales are wonderful on some things, but on people, they simply cannot be.

Why does God love us?

In answer to this question, I quote President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who said:

“He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love.  We are important to God not because of our resume but because we are His children.  he loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.

What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us.  No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.”

I know that our Heavenly Father loves each of us.  We are His children.  He wants what is best for us and desires to bless us.