Today is such a wonderful day. It is nice and warm out. Well maybe a little to warm but that is alright with me. But why complain about the weather when God gives us so many blessings. What has God blessed you with?
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that obedience to the commandments leads to blessings from God. He said: “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—and when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated” (D&C 130:20-21). King Benjamin also taught this principle. “I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God,” he counseled. “For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it” (Mosiah 2:41).
Our obedience to the commandments is an expression of our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The Savior said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). He later declared: “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10).
When we receive blessings it is because we have worked to obtain those blessings. Do you know how many blessings your Heavenly Father is waiting to give you? Infinite! He is willing to give us anything that we righteously desire. The reason we do not obtain all of these blessings is because we hold ourselves back by doing disobedient things. With disobedience comes the consequences for our actions. These consequences include giving up the blessings we could have received. Let us remember that there is a way out of sin and suffering. How is it? It is the atonement of Jesus Christ. The Love of God.
I love this video. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says it perfectly. THE LOVE OF GOD! HIS PERFECT AND INFINITE LOVE! He loves you and I. Our Heavenly Father is always listening. Whether we are praying or not He is listening to us. Jesus Christ is waiting for us to come unto Him so He can forgive us of our sins and wrong doings.
Pray to feel of God's Love. I promise you the Spirit will come and testify to you that no matter what we have done there is forgiveness. The Spirit will manifest God's Love for you. This I testify of in the Sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen.