Friday, January 11, 2013
Purity: A Life With Christ
Elder Cosman and I are loving it here in the Napa 3rd Ward. We are being so blessed and are grateful for all the miracles that continue to happen in our area. We know and feel that as we purify ourselves through Jesus Christ we will see more blessings from heaven and see more changes within ourselves. Sometimes it is not easy to change, but life was never meant to be easy. We are all here to pass the test of mortality and to decide to accept and be purified in Christ.
"His atonement is the most transcendent event that ever has or ever will occur from Creation’s dawn through all the ages of a never-ending eternity. It is the supreme act of goodness and grace that only a god could perform. Through it, all of the terms and conditions of the Father’s eternal plan of salvation became operative."
To obtain purity in our lives we must first recognize how our burdens and sins can be taken from us. We find our answer in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Because He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for all of us, died for us on the cross and rose on the third day, we can rid ourselves of our sins and the things that hold us back from returning to and becoming like our Heavenly Father. Recently I have seen how, through repentance and using the atonement, I have changed and been turned more to my Father in Heaven. I have prayed to ask God for forgiveness for my mistakes and also for strength ... strength so that I can overcome my shortcomings and weaknesses and so that I can become a stronger and better son of God.
"And through it, all who believe and obey the glorious gospel of God, all who are true and faithful and overcome the world, all who suffer for Christ and his word, all who are chastened and scourged in the Cause of him whose we are—all shall become as their Maker and sit with him on his throne and reign with him forever in everlasting glory."
Los Quiero Mucho,
Elder Spencer Guy Vance
Posted by Spencer Vance at 4:49 PM