In Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” Emily Wilder asks a poignant question. “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it — every, every moment?” Granted an opportunity after her untimely death to revisit her past,… Read More
People are sometimes inspired to set goals for themselves. Resolutions are made at the beginning of each year that are designed to improve a person’s well being. Some goals are associated with career and some seek to increase… Read More
Nobody likes to hear that they are going to hell. When anger is used to pronounce this eternal reality, I don’t believe it is an appropriate response. God’s wrath falls down on souls who reject the invitation to… Read More
And it seems that the Lord gathers an audience when he allows difficult circumstances in our life. Connections are made. A bridge is crossed. And we are asked how can we receive such confidence in Christ our Redeemer.
Jesus tells us in the Great Commission that he will always be with us to the very end of the age. That promise is coupled with the fact that whenever we are placed in a position to be his witnesses and words do not form on our lips, then he will give us the words to say (v. 20). It will not be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit speaking through you.
By worshipping God in sharing God’s Word, we take the focus away from ourselves. There, we find His strength. By the power of the Holy Spirit, his strength becomes our strength.
When you read through the Bible, heroes jump off the pages. Normal people whom God tasks and when they take that first step of faith “something takes over.” Something unseen from within becomes seen throughout. The frightened and scattered disciples become pillars of faith. The most unlikely little boy becomes a slayer of a giant.
I want to share my simple story for two reasons: one, for other Christians to be encouraged to share and to sow the seeds of what it means to be truly saved; two, for other members of the LDS faith that maybe feel like I did, and are hoping that they are not alone.