Peace in Christ #3: The Holy Ghost

Hop over to LDS.org on Tuesday for a message from President Russell M. Nelson at 9 am MST, followed by a press conference at 10.
We can find peace in Christ through the Holy Ghost. Elder Gary E. Stevenson said this far better than I can, so I will refer you to his talk: How Does The Holy Ghost Help You? 
How does the Holy Ghost help you? How do you see His influence in your life? How have you felt Him comfort and guide you? Remembering the times the Holy Ghost has blessed my life strengthens my testimony, and it can strengthen yours. Are you allowing yourself the quiet time you need in a loud world to be able to hear His voice? If you listen for Him, if you follow His promptings, He will lead you to happiness, home to Heavenly Father.
  Another talk about the Holy Ghost I love is by Elder Ronald A Rasband: Let The Holy Spirit Guide. This talk, given in April 2017 General Conference, has stayed in my head since I first heard it. It helps me to remember to "follow the first prompting." As I do so, I am peaceful. I am still learning how to recognize His voice, and I have to pay close attention or I will miss or disregard the promptings He delivers, but every day as I do my best to follow Him, I know I come closer to Christ. My faith is strengthened as I do the "little things" the Spirit tells me; I don't always know the reasons or see the outcomes of these choices, but I feel good knowing I have done what the Lord wants me to do. 

As we do our best to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, I know we will come closer to Jesus Christ and find more of His peace and happiness in our lives.

 How has the Spirit blessed YOUR life?

P.S. One last talk! "Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good" by President Eyring. The title is taken from the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 11:12-14:

"And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy; And then shall ye know, or by this shall you know, all things whatsoever you desire of me, which are pertaining unto things of righteousness, in faith believing in me that you shall receive."


Peace in Christ #2: Scriptures

I find so much peace in the scriptures. I read every day to get that peace so I can have a good day and make good choices. Today I want to list some scriptures I love. I hope you will find the peace of Christ in these words.

Alma 7:11-13
Doctrine and Covenants 19:23-24
Doctrine and Covenants 18:10

What are your favorite scriptures?


Peace in Christ: Prayer

I love the Church's youth theme for 2018, "Peace in Christ." This phrase is taken from the scripture found in Doctrine and Covenants 19:23 where Christ says to us:

"Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, 
and you shall have peace in me."

I think most of us would agree that Christ is the source of all peace, but I don't think we all understand the practical ways we can find access to Him. They are simple ways, things everyone can do every day. I would like to focus on a few:

2.  The Scriptures 
3.The Holy Ghost

Today let's talk about prayer. Heavenly Father loves to hear what you are grateful for, whether it is a family member or a good book you are reading. I am especially grateful for His Son, Jesus Christ. When I tell Heavenly Father how grateful I am for His great gift to me, I feel His Spirit. That is the peace of Christ.

Tell Heavenly Father the things you want, the things that scare you, the things that excite you. Ask Him to help you with whatever you need. One of my favorite parts of being homeschooled is finding new things to study. Whenever we take a trip to the library, I like to say a prayer in my heart that I will be blessed to find good, interesting books to study. I always do! I know Heavenly Father is waiting to help us. We just have to ask in faith and believe that we will receive.
Remember that it is okay to want things and to ask for them. Heavenly Father wants to bless you with many good things, big and small!  (James 1:5, 3 Nephi 14:11, Luke 11:9-13)

I know we don't always get what we ask for immediately, and sometimes we get something different all together, but when we pray in faith we can have peace that Heavenly Father knows what is best for us. We can draw closer to Christ by trusting that He is advocating for us. As we pray, we can find peace in Christ.

P.S. Remembering President Thomas S. Monson (1927-2018) here.


Conference Time!

General Conference is coming up! Learn how you can join in here.

"My brothers and sisters, our opportunities to shine surround us each day, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. As we follow the example of the Savior, ours will be the opportunity to be a light in the lives of others, whether they be our own family members and friends, our co-workers, mere acquaintances, or total strangers." 
~President Thomas S. Monson, Be and Example and a Light


Weaving Our Spiritual Tapestry

        Here's a little video for some inspiration this week! weavingourspiritualtapestry
        As you pray to know which Christlike attributes you can develop in your life, the
        Holy Ghost will be able to teach you and mold you into the person Heavenly Father
        sees you to be.


We Get Credit For Trying

Quote of the day:

"Only the adversary, the enemy of us all, would try to convince us that the ideals outlined in general conference are depressing and unrealistic, that people don’t really improve, that no one really 
progresses. And why does Lucifer give that speech? Because he knows he can’t improve, he can’t 
progress, that worlds without end he will never have bright tomorrow. He is miserable man bound by eternal limitations, and he wants you to be miserable too. Well, don’t fall for that.With the gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the strength of Heaven to help us,
we can improve, and the great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying,
even is we don't always succeed."

~Elder Jeffrey R. Holland,