• What is the greatest blessing that has come into your life?

    The greatest day for me is the 23rd of August 2008. I was able to kneel at the alter in the Lord’s temple with Mekenzi. That day I received her as my eternal companion.

    I want you to imagine our pre-mortal life. We were once with our Father in Heaven. During this time, he observed and studied us. He knew us so well that he knew how we would respond to his laws when we were in his presence.

    We had the knowledge that he was our Father and that the teachings presented to us came from him. During our time with Him, we walked by sight and not by faith.

    Here we are on earth—He’s finding out how we’ll respond when we walk by faith. We are outside his presence and can’t visually see or hear Him.

    Guess what? We don’t get the personal counsel that we once received from him.

    So, how do we know what to do? Well, we have an opportunity to utilize the greatest thing given to us. We have our agency. That means we choose things on our own. Scary? No, not really. Our Heavenly Father is still there and expects us to counsel with him.

    We have a lot of decisions to make during this life and we need to include the Lord. Before we bring him into our final decisions, we need to do our homework.

    ”I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.
    “But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong.” D&C 9:8-9

    How did I select Mekenzi as my wife? I didn’t sit down and think about how to get revelation, inspiration, fast or pray to the Lord to manifest to me who I should marry. I didn’t even think about doing that. That’s not how the Lord operates.

    I went and found her myself. I made the initiative to date her and get to know her. Eventually, I made the decision that I needed to marry her. I did as the Lord directed. I studied, I counseled with him after my studies, and He manifested to me it was right.

    Study the Bro. of Jared. How did he obtain light?

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