Tuesday, October 15, 2013

[What if all our prayers were answered?]

What would happen if all your prayers were answered? The whole plan of God would be annulled, that's what!

"Now, we find many people critical when a righteous person is killed, a young father or mother is taken from a family, or when violent deaths occur. Some people become bitter when oft-repeated prayers seem unanswered. Some lose faith and turn sour when solemn administrations by holy men seem to be ignored and no restoration seems to come from repeated prayer circles. But if all the sick were healed, if all the righteous were protected and the wicked destroyed, the whole program of the Father would be annulled and the basic principle of the gospel, free agency, would be ended.
If pain and sorrow and total punishment immediately followed the doing of evil, no soul would repeat a misdeed. If joy and peace and rewards were instantaneously given the doer of good, there could be no evil - all would do good and not because of the rightness of doing good. 
There would be no test of strength, no development of character, no growth of powers, no free agency, no Satanic controls.
Should all prayers be immediately answered according to our selfish desires and our limited understanding, then there would be little or no suffering, sorrow, disappointment, or even death; and if these were not, there would also be an absence of joy, success, resurrection, eternal life, and godhood."

Spencer W. Kimball, Improvement Era, March 1966

Once we understand God's plan for us, we will understand why there must be trials in this life and why He can't give us everything we want.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

[David & Goliath]

This is great! Makes you see the Biblical story of David & Goliath from a brand new perspective.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[Yes, we are!]

Some people don't think that us Mormons (a nick name given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) are Christians. To me that is so weird as being a Latter-Day Saint totally means following Christ, trying to live His gospel. They obviously don't understand what the Church is all about. Even the name of the church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST... Shouldn't that alone tell them that we are Christians?

I loved Elder Oaks' talk in last General Conference as it points out many ways we try to follow Christ. 
You can read the talk by clicking here.

(I don't know why but Blogger puts a blue tint to all my photos I download here. If I'll figure out how to prevent that, I will come and change these printables so they look right.)