DRAWING CLOSE TO THE SAVIOR

Are you drawing close to the Savior?
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Do your actions represent Jesus Christ?
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I would say around February this year; I started asking myself this same question. I couldn’t give myself an honest ”yes.” Not all of my actions represented Him—they still don’t.
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I was lost in all the noise of this world. For too long, I had been doing things as a ”formality.” I am still working on myself, and I have a long way to go.
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Why would I change my course of action, and what made me desire to do better?
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That’s not an easily answered question. There are many moving parts to it. I hold a church calling, attend my meetings, pray as a family, and many other useful things. I guess you could say I was still ”ahead of the game” in many ways.
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This just wasn’t enough, and where I am at today still isn’t enough. I need to know more, and I have a desire to know of the mysteries of Heaven. Before, it was just ”be an example to your family.” Life felt busy, and my time was occupied. I made excuses not to study the doctrine of Christ. I’d read a couple of scripture passages, and called it good.
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A simple answer to why my course of direction shifted—I love my wife, I love my children, and I want to provide them everything. How can I know what I need to do for them if I don’t have daily communication with the Lord?
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If I’m not studying the mysteries of Heaven and exploring, I mean embracing, soaking it all in, pleading with the Lord to know His will for me, how can I receive daily revelation for myself and my family? I can’t, and neither can you.
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We have to be faithful; we have to do the hard things; we have to follow the Lord.
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”If we are true and faithful in all things, we can see and feel the very things that came to those whose words we have canonized.” (The Millennial Messiah).
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We are asked to prepare—Watch & be ready. We don’t know when the Lord will come, but we are to await his return like it was destined for our day. ”Every faithful person lives until the Second Coming of the Son of Man,” Bruce R. McConkie.
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He is coming. Study His words and listen to the Prophet and Apostles. He comes as a thief in the night.
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Submit— Become as a child—Learn from the Lord—Hear Him

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