Testimony

Here is my testimony

September 1, 2015
I believe that god, the eternal father Lives. I know that Jesus Christ, the only perfect man to come to this earth came and fulfilled that which has been spoken of from the beginning. I testify of the atonement of Jesus Christ, that it is a Real power that can influence each individual soul. I have come to understand that the Atonement is something that is individual, and that it reaches anywhere we are. I know that it is by, and only by, the Atonement of Jesus Christ that We can be saved. I know that Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Ghost, are three Distinct personages. I know that they came to the boy, Joseph Smith in the grove of trees. This, I have come to understand and know due to the Book of Mormon. I have read it, and can testify of its divinity and power. Reading this book has brought me more joy, then anyone can ever dream of. I testify that if you read the book, with a desire to know if it is true or not, that you shall find your answer. This answer, may come to a willing mind, and a contrite spirit. It shall only come to those desiring to know of the truthfulness, therefore if ye desire to condemn the book, or desire to speak blaspheme against it, it shall not come unto you. The promise provided, in the book, is the following

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.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.
I know that if you follow the guidance, provided by Moroni, that you too can know of the truthfulness of this book. I also know that, the standards set by the Lord are difficult, yet I also know that by following those standards, I have been able to feel his loving embrace and comfort. Although I was unaware at times as to why these standards were put in place, I know that exact obedience has assisted me to becoming the best possible me, that I could ever be. I am grateful for this. Lastly, I am grateful for revelation, both personal and on a church-wide scale. Personal revelation has helped me in numerous ways, in which the revelation could only come if I was willing to obey that which I was given. This has impacted my life in ways that I do not understand fully. I am also grateful for the revelation that the church has received for me personally, mainly in two ways. These two ways are my mission call, and the Patriarchal Blessing. My mission call, I feel is meant for me due to the nature of where I am going, and the opportunities that it provides. In correlation with this, My patriarchal blessing provides further insight in my life. When I first received it, I was unsure of some of the promises and blessings pronounced thereon. Yet as I go through my life, meet difficulties and challenges, I look back at it and see the relation to my life. Although it is not a fortune teller, I feel as if the Lord has given me further light and knowledge pertaining to my future and the endeavors that I shall participate therein. I am grateful for all of this, grateful for the blessings that the lord has provided to me, and say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

March 21, 2016
I know that God has a plan for each of us. I know he loves us, individually and personally. I know he wants his children to be happy and to follow him. He gives us the opportunity to choose. I know he rejoices when we choose the right, and is heartbroken when we choose to stray. I know that God gives us commandments for our benefit. Every commandment that has been given, or will yet be given, is one that we must follow if we are to be truly happy. I know that true, everlasting happiness, comes through Jesus Christ and his church, there is no other way. I know that his church was restored through Joseph Smith, The Prophet, handpicked throughout all of Gods children to do this great and marvelous work. He is the Chosen Seer. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It testifies of Christ. Through that book, I have been able to grow closer to God and Jesus Christ. I testify, with every fiber of my being, that if one will read the book, with the intent to discover if it is true, you will find out for yourself that it is. Without this desire, you cannot find out if it is true. I know Jesus Christ Lives. He rose on the third day. He knows me personally, intimately, and assuredly. He is my Savior. Without him, I would be nothing. He is my source of hope, my light in the Darkness, my friend, my Eldest brother. He is tone I lean on when I am weak. His name is one that I will Shout from the rooftops, one that I will wear proudly on my chest, He is Jesus Christ. He performed the incomprehensible atonement, one that I will be eternally grateful for, he is my savior. He wants us to come to him, to look unto his example, and to follow him. I know that he pleads to the father for each of us daily. His love is unfailing. By following his example, I know we can truly be happy. Not just in our actions, but in our thoughts and words. Let us each follow the example of Jesus Christ, So that he may be our savior. I love him with a love that will not break. He saved me from the depths of despair, something only he could do, After all, he is my savior. He can be yours if you truly come unto him. I know these things to be true, I so testify, in the solemn and holy name of Jesus Christ,
Amen.

September 19th, 2016
I know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real, I know that Through the Atonement,m we can receive peace to our souls. I know that Jesus Christ Loves us, each of us individually. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the savior and redeemer of our souls. I know that his church has been restored upon the earth. I know that 211 years ago, Joseph Smith was born, to be raised up as the tool to restore the true church of God on the earth. With all my heart, Beyond a shadow of a doubt I know that the Church that Joseph Smith Restored to be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that this church, is the only church that has the Fullness of the Gospel. I know that people are searching for the truth. Some are aware, others, not so much. But they are all searching for the same thing: The True Church of Jesus Christ. I know that obedience brings blessings, but exact obedience brings miracles. I know that often times, efforts seem… Pointless. But I can promise you there not. NO Effort is pointless. We may not see the reults from our efforts, oftentimes we don’t. But our Heavenly Father does see it. I too know that Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven are much happier over the 1 sinner who uses the Atonemen to change, than over the 100 who are baptized without true repentence. I know that conversion happense when Christ is at the center of it. Although individuals may stop their problems, addictions or sins, if this is not done with Christ, you have mnerely put a bandage over the Injury. True healing, forgiveness, and change happen because of him who made all this possible; yea even Jesus the Christ. I now have a greater understanding of the sabbath. The sabbath is oftentimes known as a day to rest. This type of rest, is a rest from the world. A rest from the headache and heartache the world brings. I know that by resting from the ways of the world, this will bring more spirituality in our lives. I too know that by inviting someone “to repent is an expression of Love” (Diving Gift of Repentence- Elder Chrstofferson). I know that as we invite others to repent, we are showing true love. I know that when you truly love someone, you want them to be the happiest they can be. I too know that the happiest you can be is through Repenting. nFor those of us whom are “permissive…Indulgent…[or] Fearful, are in reality more concerned about themselves than the welfare and happiness of those they could help”. I know this to be true, that by calling others (including ourselves) to repentence, if “guidded by the spirit [is]… an act of genuine Caring”. Jesus is the Christ, the Alpha and Omega, the Prince of Peace, The Savior of My Soul. I love him with everything I have. How blessed I am to serve him in the year 2016. This Christmas season, let us remember him. The Gift to us all from a loving Heavenly Father.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.