"Beam-ectomy should precede all mote micro-surgery. Just saying." Ginger Conrad paraphrasing Jesus Christ.

Paradigm Shift

“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.

Monday, January 28, 2013

contrary to what some believe, I matter

I am a literal daughter of God. As a young girl, I didn't know what this meant. But as I searched the scriptures, it became more and more clear.

"And God said, Let us make cman in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own aimage, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:26-27

Because He is my Father and I was created in His image, I look like him. When Joseph Smith saw God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, he learned that Father and Son have distinct and tangible bodies. Many places in scripture confirm this fact. Those that said God was incomprehensible and only spirit were in error. Most notably, Moses and 73 others, "And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness." Exodus 24:10

Also, I am heir to all He is and has. "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." Psalm 82:6

For years I didn't believe this applied to me, because I remember being often told I was a little s***. I felt worthless. This was and is not true. Like the little lamb or the prodigal son, the worth of my soul is great even if I often fall short of perfection.

"What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost." Luke 15:4-6 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

"Compared to God, [I am] nothing; yet [I am] everything to God...Satan deceives is through discouragement. He attempts to focus our sight on our own insignificance until we begin to doubt that we have much worth. He tells us that we are too small for anyone to take notice, that we are forgotten—especially by God...The Lord doesn’t care at all if we spend our days working in marble halls or stable stalls. He knows where we are, no matter how humble our circumstances. He will use—in His own way and for His holy purposes—those who incline their hearts to Him...At times we may even feel insignificant, invisible, alone, or forgotten. But always remember—you matter to Him! If you ever doubt that, consider these four divine principles: God loves the humble and meek...the Lord entrusts the fulness of His gospel to be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world...you are not invisible to your Heavenly Father...what you see and experience now is not what forever will be. You will not feel loneliness, sorrow, pain, or discouragement forever. We have the faithful promise of God that He will neither forget nor forsake those who incline their hearts to Him. the most powerful Being in the universe is the Father of your spirit. He knows you. He loves you with a perfect love. God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season—He sees you as His child. He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become. He wants you to know that you matter to Him." Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2011