Monday, July 30, 2012

Who Am I?

The question, "Who Am I?" is a powerful question that burns within each one of us. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are so blessed to have a knowledge of our divine heritage.

"I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are achildren of the most High." Psalms 82:6

"The Spirit itself beareth awitness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" Romans 8:16

"All those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom." Doctrine and Covenants 25:1

I believe that God is literally the Father of our sprits. We are His children. He loves us and cares about our lives. He wants the best for us. We can pray to Him and He will hear and answer us.

Sometimes the world tries to make us forget this important truth. The media makes it appear that our true value lies in how we look and how much money we make, but this is not so. Our real value lies in our character.

Says President Monson in the June 2010 Ensign:

"In our world, moral character ofttimes seems secondary to beauty or charm. But from long ago the Lord’s counsel to Samuel the prophet echoes: “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7)."

Isn't that wonderful? We are children of an all loving and all powerful God who loves for who we really are. May we always remember our infinite worth and divine potential.


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