Today my message is short and sweet.
That is for 2 reasons:
1. I am enjoying summer and feeling a little on the lazy side when it
comes to blogging.
2. I don't need a lot of words to express my testimony of the plan of salvation.
I know that we lived in heaven before we came to this earth. While we were there, Heavenly Father presented a plan of happiness to us in which we would be able to come to earth, have life experiences (both good and bad), learn how to become like Him (if we choose to), and grow to reach our potential. This plan included His giving to us our agency--the freedom to choose for ourselves. However, because of the perfect nature of God, we wouldn't be able to live with Him again after this earthly experience unless there was a Savior, a Redeemer, an Advocate, who could make up for our shortcomings because...
"...No unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end." (3 Nephi 27:19)
Enter our Savior, Jesus Christ. He said, "Father, send me. I will help my brothers and sisters return to Thee.
I will be an advocate for them."
We shouted with joy and praised His name because we knew that yes, this was the thing that we wanted.
This is what would make us truly happy.
And so, we are here.
Learning, growing, trying, failing and succeeding, but hopefully always progressing towards heaven--towards our Savior and our Father.
I Lived in Heaven- General Conference April 2014
Ok, so this post ended up being a little longer than I originally anticipated, BUT, friends! I know what I have said is true! We lived in heaven before we came here. We are here to progress, be humble, repent, and do good. When we die, we will enter into the rest of our Savior and return to our Father (and Mother) who love us very much.
Here is a great graphic that describes the plan of salvation (AKA plan of happiness) a little better...and with less words. I'm too much of a rambler for my own good.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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