Hope of Israel

Hope of Israel, Zion's army,
Children of the promised day,
See, the Chieftain signals onward,
And the battle's in array!

Hope of Israel, rise in might
With the sword of truth and right;
Sound the war-cry, "Watch and pray!"
Vanquish ev'ry foe today.

Friday, June 13, 2014

January 27, 2014

My Dear friends and family! The gospel blesses everyone! One of my favorite things that i love to see in the mission field, is how much the gospel blesses the lives of those who follow the teachings of Christ.  In our lives we have so many trials. The world is full of darkness and evil, Satan has a hold on so many peoples hearts, and even those who find the gospel oft times will find themselves surrounded by sadness. In order to avoid the sadness and trials that life can through at us we need to be firmly rooted in the good soil that our heavenly father has created for us. Our Heavenly father has prepared for us a way to always be happy, if we choose to be so.  His son Jesus Christ, our Savior, has taken upon him all of our pains and sorrows so that he might now how he can succor his people, and help them to overcome every trial, sorrow, pain, and worry that the world has to throw at us.  He loves us, and he wants us to use him as our way to be happy in this life! If we dont, we might not find the happiness and joy that we should know we can find, by safely rooting ourselves on the savior. Those people that arent firmly rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ might find themselves straying from the path, and letting their trials and struggles get in the way of their progression in life, and in the life to come.  The thing we need to strive to do most in our lives to stay happy is to firmly root ourselves in the savior, we have the ability to choose where we land.  The savior gave the parable of the sower, and how some fell by the wayside and were eaten by birds, or fell in thorns and were choked out, others fell on stony ground, and were scorched because they weren't deeply rooted. Others fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit and grew and were happy.  We have the ability to choose where we land and  to choose in which type of ground we will plant our faith.  The lord has prepared the ground. The soil is good and the way is prepared.  CPR is the way, this is how we firmly root ourselves in the ground the lord has prepared.  Church, Pray, Read. CPR
We need to be going to church so we can be around those that will help to lift us up, and bring us higher. They help us to stay on the path and bring us back when we fall away.  Pray is so essential in our lives! the days we dont pray, we arent as close to our heavenly father, because we arent keeping him involved in our lives! we need to let him know what we are doing, and when we could use a little help, because we all need help more than we realize, and our heavenly father has blessings instore for us, and all we need to do is ask! Often times, we find our answers to our prayers in the scriptures. Weird right??? not really!! The scriptures are the words of Christ, and it is not a rare thing, when he uses them to speak to us! they are put here for us to use and to know what our Heavenly Father wants and expects from us.  this is how we firmly plant ourselves in christ, by using the tools that are given to use so that we can live a better life, and use him as our way to avoid sorrow and pain.  Sorrow and pain will come, this is a fact of life, but through Christ we all have the ability to easily overcome our trials, and find joy in the love of our Savior.  Choose to use the tools given to us. Choose to always follow our Savior and stay firmly rooted in his gospel. Choose to plant yourself in his soil, Choose where you land.

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