Sunday, July 6, 2014

churchy...this i believe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been in the media increasingly more and more over the past several years and especially the past month. There are a lot of things being said. Some are true, and some are not. Many things are opinions. I feel a desire to use my little space of the internet to share my experiences and share the things I believe. I also want to share this statement from the First Presidency.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 13 articles of faith that summarize some of our basic beliefs. In addition to those articles of faith, there are scriptures, words from the prophets, magazines, and other approved material stating the doctrines and beliefs. Besides all of those things that can be found in print and online, I want to share what I believe.
I BELIEVE...
there is a God
He knows each one of us by name
God has a plan for every single person
that plan is often a little different than our plan
if we follow God's plan, we will be happy
bad things happen to good people
the family is central to God's plan
families can be together forever
since the beginning of time, God sends prophets to the earth to guide his people
the prophet (currently Thomas S Monson) is the mouthpiece for God
there is a proper order for God's authority
everyone has free agency 
actions have consequences
it's perfectly acceptable and encouraged to ask questions in the appropriate way
men and women are equal in God's eyes
equal does not mean same
God hears and answers prayers
those answers often come through other people
the point of life is to learn and grow
life doesn't end with death
we are not alone
God wants to help us, but we have to ask for that help

The list could go on and on. The recent news stories and other media exposure have only solidified my beliefs. I know there is a God who loves each and every single one of us. He is aware of us and has a plan for our lives. If you want to know more about what I believe, visit mormon.org or lds.org and if you're interested in knowing why some of your favorite bloggers believe the same things I believe, email me for a packet of experiences.
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wendy is also talking about churchy things today

2 comments:

  1. Great points! I love that God is an individual God that knows and loves each of us, regardless of who we are, what we do and where we live.

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  2. I love this! God is amazing. He's blessed my life so much! And what I love about the church...I was in the hospital on Sunday after giving birth, and there was a couple who came around wanting to do service. The wife gave a spiritual thought and the husband blessed and gave us the sacrament. It was really cool!

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