And we cannot love Him without trying to be like Him.
I have felt the invitation to learn of Him and come unto Him. It has come many times throughout my life, but I had to learn to recognize it and act on what I felt. I haven't always succeeded at this, but the invitation still comes. And when I do act on it with a sincere heart, I am always met with more love in my own life.
I am more apt to repent and more willing to accept His grace.
I am happier, and my hope in eternal promises starts to grow.
I am able to see myself and others as God would have me see them.
I start to let go of the world and turn to a filling light.
"Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and
deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all
your might, mind, and strength, then is his grace sufficient
for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by
the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise
deny the power of God."
-Book of Mormon, Chapter ten of Moroni
I too can "in nowise deny the power of God."
It has healed me, changed me, kept me, strengthened me, taught me, lifted me,
and enfolded me.
And all of these things are literal.
I have never been perfect at anything that I might deserve such
blessings. Christ only asks that I try. He makes the miracle from
my meager efforts. I know He is the Christ.
I have seen this video a few times now, but as I listened to it again, the phrase,
"gentle and loving" pulled at my heart in a new way. I felt that invitation again.
It was knocking on my heart and conscience telling me that I might try again to
include these attributes more heavily in my actions. He has been so eternally gentle
with me, and yet I find myself being impatient with others.
I want to try again.
This is a song often sung by the primary children in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
It is simple and beautiful.
It is the prayer of my heart today.
Posted by Brooke Kamalu- Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.