Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Where Did I Come From?

This is one of the most important questions that you can ask yourself. If you know where you came from, then you can understand why you are where you are, and then determine where you are going. Many have asked this question, and missed the mark. But thanks to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and a modern day prophet, we have the answer!

In Jeremiah 1: 5 the Lord tells Jeremiah, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."  From this we learn that before we ever came to earth, we lived with our Heavenly Father. We were his literal spirit children. But we weren't like Heavenly Father, who has a body of flesh and bone. We, just like any child, wanted to become like our Father. So because He loves us, He provided a plan for us to gain a body, and then return to live with him called the Plan of Salvation.

Heavenly Father gave us our agency, or our ability to choose. It is one of God's greatest gifts to us, and it determines what will happen to us hereafter. We have the choice to follow Christ, or to follow Satan. He knew that we would make mistakes on earth and so he provided us a way to be made clean again. Jesus Christ's Atonement is the centerpiece of the plan, and through him it is all made possible.

Every one of us is important in God's eyes, and we all have great potential! I know that this is true, and I am very greatful for the peace of comfort this knowledge brings.

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