Wednesday, March 8, 2017

President Nelson-Use the scriptures to prepare for the Presence of the Lord

President Russell M Nelson gave the following challenge earlier this year, and relates how it can help us prepare for the day when we stand in front of the Savior.  I hope you read this to the end.  
"During the January 2017 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults, I challenged those watching to increase their testimony of the Savior by taking time each week to:

Study everything Jesus said and did as recorded in the Old Testament.

Study His laws as recorded in the New Testament.

Study His doctrine as recorded in the Book of Mormon.

Study His words as recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants.

I promised those listening that if they would proceed to learn all they can about Jesus Christ, their love for Him and for God’s laws would grow beyond what they could currently imagine." 

President Nelson then talks about doing it himself, studying 2,200 scriptures in 6 weeks, and then talks about how it will prepare us for being in the presence of the Savior.  He speaks as someone who has experienced this.  He says:

"in a coming day, you will present yourself before the Savior. You will be overwhelmed to the point of tears to be in His holy presence. You will struggle to find words to thank Him for paying for your sins, for forgiving you of any unkindness toward others, for healing you from the injuries and injustices of this life.

You will thank Him for strengthening you to do the impossible, for turning your weaknesses into strengths, and for making it possible for you to live with Him and your family forever. His identity, His Atonement, and His attributes will become personal and real to you.

But you don’t have to wait until then. Choose to be one of His true disciples now. Be one who truly loves Him, who truly wants to serve and lead as He did. I promise you that if you will study His words, your ability to be more like Him will increase. I know this is true."

May we become one of the Lord's disciples by studying his words, and following his example, and by becoming like him.  And when we are in his presence, we will know that we have become like him.  

May we ever do that, is my prayer.  

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