Saturday, November 14, 2009
As A Mother
Before I could do or teach these things, there were things I had to learn. As I studied, I found "By the power of the Spirit, our eyes were opened and our understandings were enlightened, so as to see and understand the things of God---" D&C 76:12. Further studies pointed to the fact that we have to seek the Gift of the Holy Ghost in order to have inspiration in what to say when attempting to teach others the gospel of Christ.
I was always intrigued with the statement in Gen. 5:9 which says Noah walked with God. I have known people who lived in such a way that they walked with God. In watching them and studying the scriptures, I found I must live so as to keep the Lord's commandments, and ordinances thus preparing myself to be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
With this knowledge, I have striven to teach my children and their children to read the scriptures to acquire a knowledge of God's word and to pray for answers to questions they have. For them to seek to develop their own testimony of God and Christ and their word. That they should not live on other people's testimonies, rather to find their own.
Light is something they have to seek. I personally have sought help many times for the Spirit to aid me in my choices, and teachings. I am not ready to be translated, but I have a love of the scriptures and Christ that I believe has spilled over to my family. As a mother, I am glad to have the blue print in the word of Christ on how to raise my children and influence their children for good. For this, I am glad.