Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Watchman On The Tower.

Who is the watchman?
   Doctrine & Covenants 101:53 "Ought ye not to have done even as I commanded you, and-after you have planted the vineyard, and built the hedge round about, and set watchmen on the walls thereof-built the tower also, and set a watchmen on the tower, and watched for my vineyard, and not have fallen asleep, lest the enemy should come apon you."
   Christ has a mighty vineyard full of trees that He cares to diligently. He build hedges and walls around to protect us, His beloved trees. He also built a tower and has set a watchmen for our protection, to gaurd us from bandets. Who is the watchmen, who has Christ called to this dutey?
  Because Christ loves us He has given us a watchman, just as He did in days of old. I know that this watchman is the prophet Thomas S. Monson. I know it because that is what the Spirit told me. I am so excited to get to listen to Pres. Monson's message to the world this weekend, along with all the other modern day apostles. What a blessing this is to us. I know that Christ really does love each one of us, and that is why He has set the watchman. I exhort you to listen to the watchman, to keep the bandits from coming in. Keep your self safe, and listen to Gods mouth piece. If you don't know where, go to http://www.lds.org/ and select "General Conference."


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Be Your Best Self

   Matthew 5:14-16 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
   Each of us a spiritual child of God, our loving Heavenly Father. He cares for us very much: "the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10.) He cares for you very much. Because He loves each of us so deeply He asks that we be an example to the world so that more of His children can find Him and come back home.
   I know that Heavenly Father gave us all unique gifts, talents, and personalities so that we can help each other find Christ. You have something unique, something that no one else has! Be bold. Don't be selfish; share youself! Be the best you that you can be! My mom has a poem on her fridge that says "Live so that those who know you, but don't know Him, will want to know Him, because they know you."
   Be your best self for Christ! You owe it to Him.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blind Faith

One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 5:7 "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
  I have thought alot about this concept. Our belief, our knowledge of Christ doesn't come because we have 'proven' His existance is real. You can't 'prove' that He really did die on the cross to take away our sins, and then rise to live again so that we might live once more also. No matter what all the scientists say you can't prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
  I know that Jesus is the Christ, and that He is the Son of God the Father. He did come to earth and die to take away our sins, and He did rise the third day. Not only this He still lives! I don't see Him right here with me, but I know that He is real! How do I know this? Because of faith. Some where down the line I choose, I decided, I stepped into the darkness and put my trust in the unbelievable. The Holy Ghost bore witness to me of Christ and all that He does. The Holy Ghost confirmed what I had choosen to believe. And now, because of this knowledge, I am so much happier! Some one is out there, loving me, and watching out for me always. Isn't that the best? Yes! It sure is.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Refiners Fire

In 3 Nephi 24:3 says "And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall apurify the bsons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may coffer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness."
     I do believe that this is refering to how Christ purifes us all. The interesting thing is that He compares us to silver. I don't know if this is true, but I heard that when you refine silver you know that it is pure when you can look in the silver and see your reflection. Christ knows we are pure when He can look at us and we have His countanance apon us. How cool is that!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Start at the begining, and when you get to the end-stop.

My name is Sister Elise Smith, or Sister Smith if you would please. I am a missionary for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Michigan. I love the Lord, and I love His word, and so I get to go out and share it with people every day! As missionaries we often go knocking doors, or simply talk to people on the street. Now we get to share the truth that we have found on-line. How neat is that! So here I go. This is my blog. I will try and share new thoughts and insights atleast a couple times of week. If you have any questions or neat thoughts please share them!
:} Sis. Smith