Monday, January 2, 2017

"Darn Right I Would"

Hey everyone :)

Happy 2017 :) pastedGraphic.png

What do you know about the Book of Mormon?

Have you read it? Is it a book sitting on your shelf right now, rarely opened? 

This week in Relief Society a sister said something that struck me.. "If you don't have a testimony now sisters, you better start gaining one" Why is it so important to have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. My whole mission I have testified of the truthfulness of 531 pages. Which was translated by a Prophet Joseph Smith by the gift and power of god. But it isn't just enough for me to bear testimony or for others too. The most definitive and faith exercising witness anyone can receive about The Book of Mormon is from the witness from the holy ghost himself. Moroni a prophet in the closing of the Book of Mormon leaves this promise if :  "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."  That is the promise! Moroni knew what he had endure,  he knew the heartache and pain his people had witness and watched civilization be destroyed. No matter all that he witnessed he kept the faith and he believed in Jesus Christ. He knew for himself that this book was true, he knew the prophets who came before them too carried in their hearts a knowledge that Jesus Christ in the Messiah who had been prophesied in both the New and Old World. 

There is no way, no reason, no sense to testify of a book  that lives as a testament of Jesus Christ if it wasn't true. I add my testimony to the millions who have testified of this book already. The Book of Mormon is true. God still speaks to man through his chosen prophet and he will provide the tools necessary for us to have happiness here on this earth and prepare for us to live with him eternally, perfected. I think about Frank Elder he has had the missionary discussions so many times his wife is a member and he told us how he has been desirous to know but never received and answer from god. We asked him if he'd read the book and he said he hadn't very much. To which we testified to truly know about the truthfulness of the book and receive an answer you have to read the book and be willing to act upon the answers you receive. So we asked would you act upon the answer you receive? He replied "Darn (he use another word closely related) right I would" He said he wanted to be with his wife in Heaven. You could see the sincerity in his eyes and the fire! That is what we need we have to be willing to know so deep in out heart that we would be ready to act on the answer that we receive. The answer that leads us to a life of committed discipleship with our savior Jesus Christ. If you haven't read the book of Mormon I would invite you with every fiber of my being to pick up the book, open it pray ask questions and receive answers to the questions of your soul. If you've read it and haven't picked it up in a while, PICK IT UP. It will bring you closer to the Savior Jesus Christ. The testimonies in the Book of Mormon are true. It will be a greater happiness I leave my promise. 

Love you all :)

Sister Cleveland

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