Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reality Sinks In

While reading the scriptures last night I was struck by a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 19. After reading about those who will suffer eternal damnation for the choices they made I realized how important in this mortal state it is to follow our Saviors plan. I couldn't help think about those who chose an alternative plan. I was feeling bad that they would never be able to be with Christ and Heavenly Father to feel of their love. I kept thinking that there was no way that God would allow the children he loves to suffer so much pain. But as my wonderful Husband pointed out, in the pre-existence we knew all things. We knew the events that would take place in our lives, the trials and tribulations we would face and the ultimate goal of  this mortal test. This made me realize how truly important it is to follow the path of righteousness now. We don't get another chance to make it to the Celestial Kingdom. Those who know of the gospel and have been taught the teachings only have this life to make it to the kingdom of God. I knew that this earthly existence was a test and that we would be judge for our works but for some reason I thought that God would be merciful to those who only made it to the Terrestrial Kingdom and would allow them to make it to  the Celestial Kingdom. But again as Jordan pointed out there is no other way. God is bound by his laws.
Doctrine and Covenants 82:10

"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."

If we do what has been asked we will receive exultation but when we don't do what has been asked we are in no way guaranteed exultation. If we do fall into a lower Kingdom, there is no do overs once judgement comes. We need to exemplars of His gospel. I don't get a second chance. Right now is my chance to follow  the teachings of Christ.
Goal for this month is to be a disciple of Christ and prove without question that I have done the works that will allow me to receive exultation.

I'm so glad that I have a husband who knows the scriptures and is willing to teach me the things I don't know or understand! I am so blessed to have him for all eternity! He is an amazing man and never ceases to amaze me!
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