Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pure Testimony

"And this he did that he ahimself might go forth among his people, or among the people of Nephi, that he might bpreach the cword of God unto them, to dstir them up in eremembrance of their duty, and that he might pull down, by the word of God, all the pride and craftiness and all the contentions which were among his people, seeing no way that he might reclaim them save it were in bearing down in pure ftestimony against them" (Alma 4:19).

What powerful force our testimonies can be. They can inspire our kids, siblings, and even parents to change and stand a little taller. They can spark someone's life and be the kindle that will eventually ablaze a raging fire of faith. They can touch the hearts of others, as the Holy Ghost carries words of inspiritation and encouragement into the very fibers of that vital organ of feeling. Our testimonies, indeed, can move mountains.

In the scriptures we read that Michael and the spirit children of our Heavenly Father "aovercame [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their btestimony; and they loved not their lives unto the cdeath." In this same way, we can overcome the influence of the devil in mortality as we feed off the words of each other's testimonies. I know the Lord loves us, cares about us individually, and knocks at our doors continually--often times through the words of others. I share my testimony with all of you that Jesus is our savior and that he invites us to come unto him and be saved. I know that if we place our trust in him, that he "is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." Share your testimonies with others and "let your light so shine before men[!]"

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