delight – aug vt msg

Just taking a few moments to ponder this month’s Visiting Teaching message.  To read the whole message, click here.  (no, it’s no very long…i’ve quoted half of it :)). 

My favorite quotes:

What Does It Mean to Be a Beloved Daughter of Heavenly Parents?

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: “You are literally spirit daughters of Deity, ‘offspring of exalted parents’ with a divine nature and an eternal destiny. You received your first lessons in the world of spirits from your heavenly parents. You have been sent to earth to ‘prove’ yourselves. …

“You are treasured children of the promise. If you will keep the Lord’s statutes and commandments and hearken to His voice, He has promised that He will make you high above the nations in name and honor and praise” (“You Have a Noble Birthright,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2006, 106, 108).

How Can I Understand and Attain My Divine Destiny?

President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985): “All of you need to drink in deeply the gospel truths about the eternal nature of your individual identity and the uniqueness of your personality. You need, more and more, to feel the perfect love which our Father in Heaven has for you and to sense the value he places upon you as an individual. Ponder upon these great truths, especially in those moments when (in the stillness of such anxiety as you may experience as an individual) you might otherwise wonder and be perplexed” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball [2006], 222).

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I love how they both talk about the importance of our knowing who we are: that we are truly unique; from the way we look down to our personality.  That ultimately, the knowledge of who we are is what will aid us in those difficult times.  I think knowing who we are helps understand who everyone around us are as well.  That we all have great destinies to accomplish, and that we are all loved by our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.  Knowing our heritage makes it easier for me to ignore rude drivers or be patient with someone I don’t understand or know personally.  Better yet, it helps me forgive those who may have offended me, be it intentional or not. 

“Drinking in the gospel truths”, and ever seeking knowledge will help me in developing those qualities needed to fulfill my divine destiny.  It’s okay to be different.  After all, we are individuals, and He loves each of us and finds value in our individuality.  So should I find value in all of my brothers and sisters.

2 thoughts on “delight – aug vt msg

  1. I am incredibly tired, which may explain why I am having a hard time figuring out who you are and what you stand for and I think I just stuck my foot in my mouth. /sorry/

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