Saturday, May 21, 2011

Purpose of Life

As missionaries we go out to teach the children of God the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As members of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS we have covenanted to stand as witnesses in all times and in all places. Members not of our faith desire to walk in Christ's Footsteps also. They desire to follow Him and keep His commandments. What so each one of these groups of people have in common. Well it covers the whole world population. We are all spirit sons and daughters of God. We all need to follow our Saviors example in order to return to live with our Heavenly Father.We need to have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Whether we believe the same or not we are all here on earth for the same purpose. 
What is that purpose of being here on earth and struggling?

God’s plan for you is beautiful and simple. He wants you to have joy and to become more like Him.
That doesn’t mean He expects you to be perfect. He knows you won’t be. But He does expect that while you’re here on earth you try to the best of your ability to be more like Him and that you learn and grow from your mistakes. Each time you make a poor choice with painful consequences, that decision leads to unhappiness—sometimes immediately, sometimes much later. Likewise, choosing good eventually leads to happiness and helps you become more like Heavenly Father.
Just as God created the earth as a place for you to live and gain experience, He created you. And gave you a body of flesh and blood in the likeness of His glorified body. In the Old Testament God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Jacob declared that he had seen God “face to face” (Genesis 32:30). Moses also spoke with God “face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend” (Exodus 33:11). In the New Testament, when the resurrected Christ appeared to His Apostles, He told them, “Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39).

When Bad Things Happen

Sometimes bad things happen–even when we make good choices.

We get sick. Loved ones die. We lose our job or home. Our spouse is unfaithful. It’s hard not to ask why God allows us to suffer so much. Know that while God takes no pleasure in your suffering, your difficulties, regardless of their cause, can bring you closer to Him and even make you stronger if you endure faithfully (2 Nephi 2:2Revelation 3:19).
It’s comforting to know that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, suffered all things. He understands your pain and can help you through your trials. When you have faith in God and His plan, you can be assured that there’s a purpose to all that happens to you here on earth. Our time here is short compared to our eternal life. As the Lord told Joseph Smith during a period of intense suffering:
“Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy o we go after we die? Stay tuned for next time.

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