Happy Sunday Everyone!
I had such a great day at church today. I felt all of the talks and the lessons were just for me. In Relief Society today we sang I Believe in Christ for the opening song. I thought I would share it with you. I've added the lyrics below the video. As I was singing this song I was also pondering the words and I want to let you know that I also believe in Christ. I know that He is my Savior and that I cannot get into Heaven without applying his Atonement to my life.
I love songs that I can listen to on Sunday and all day long that lift me up and help me to focus on the good things in my life. I just found this great resource on lds.org for music you can download for free. Click HERE to listen and download a few you might like to add to your playlists.
Tonight as I was about to start my blog post I saw that my sweet 11 year old was saying his personal prayers. Thought I would share it. What a great example he is to me!
Okay, let's get on to our daily reading of the Book of Mormon. In Chapter 10, Jacob, one of Nephi's younger brothers, is speaking. He talks about how the Jews shall crucify their God which an angel tells him will be called Christ.
The title was revealed to Jacob by an angel. “ (a Greek word) and (a Hebrew word) mean ‘the anointed.’ Jesus Christ is the Firstborn of the Father in the spirit (Heb. 1:6; D&C 93:21). He is the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh (John 1:14; 3:16). He is Jehovah (D&C 110:3–4) and was foreordained to his great calling before the creation of the world. Under the direction of the Father, Jesus created the earth and everything on it.
My favorite scripture in chapter 10 is verse 23…
2 Nephi 10:23
"Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves -- to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life."
It is our choice! We are all given our own agency to make our own choices. How grateful I am for that. Sometimes I make the wrong choice but I always learn from the choices I make.
What Is Agency?
Read more about what we believe about Agency and The Plan of Salvation by clicking HERE. This explains it in simple terms. I am so thankful for this plan and to know where I came from, my purpose on this earth, and where I am going after I die.
I'd like to share a few scriptures in Chapter 11. Verses 4-7.
In Chapter 12 Nephi quotes Isaiah again. I found this wonderful quote from one of our apostles.
I also add my encouragement to Elder Packers to just read it even if you do not understand it. There is quite a lot of Isaiah quoted in 2 Nephi. Sometimes as you are reading you will find something else that pops in your head. This is called personal inspiration or revalation. Write these thoughts down in your journal. Just hang in there. I have yet to meet anyone who understand the entire Book of Mormon or Holy Bible, for that matter.
I want to close today with this video. There are good things to come to all of those who seek and follow our Savior Jesus Christ.
Love to you all!