Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 92: Convictions

The lesson in Sunday School was on Romans, chapters 3-8.  We read Romans 8:16-18 and the teacher asked if anyone had any thoughts on what it meant to them to know they were a child of God.  This got me thinking.

How has knowing I am a child of God affected my life?  I loved how that scripture mentioned we are heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.  We literally have the potential to inherit all that Christ will inherit if we endure through the trials and hardships of this life.  I LOVED verse 18
 18 For I reckon that the asufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the bglory which shall be revealed cin us.
Really?  It is wonderful to think that the things we endure now won't even be worth mentioning or comparing to the glory we'll see/experience hereafter.  They won't even be worthy!  (Wayne's World anyone?)  Kinda puts things in a bit better of perspective, don'tcha think?  We can do it!  We are children of GOD; the most powerful and eternal loving creator of the world is our Father in Heaven!  If we do our best to endure this life, we can and will inherit eternal life and glory with Him.
That's pretty cool.

Ha ha:
A sister stood up to bear her testimony in Relief Society.  As she was speaking, a thunder and lightening storm was rolling outside.
She relayed a dream she had about telling someone about the Atonement.  She said she was trying to convey to them how important it was but they weren't getting it.  She said she want to grab them by their shoulders, shake them and shout, "The Atonement is so important!  We all NEED the Atonement in our lives!!"
Right as she finished shouting her convictions, a loud crack of thunder clapped outside, just like it does in the movies when something dramatic happens.  Not sure why, but I got a kick outta that.  I guess the timing just couldn't have been any better. :)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize how much knowing I am a child of God affected the way I think until I was talking to several people who do not know they are children of God. It's colored my whole view of the world. I cannot separate that knowledge from who I am.

    Your story about the thunder is so funny! Last week, I was watching a scary part of a movie when lightning struck RIGHT outside my window. I jumped out of my seat! :) After my heart calmed down a bit, I laughed at myself. :)