Week 31

    Tanner did not have much to say this week. He told us that he tried tongue and liked it. I told him about the Supreme Courts decision on same sex marriage. He was surprised that it had been approved so fast. He thought it would happen but years from now. He then bore his testimony. He said, “It says in the scriptures it is the prayers of the righteous that keep the wicked from being destroyed so if we continue in faith we will be fine.  Trust in God and never stop.  These things are prohesied in the scriptures by His prophets and we know it looks bad and hopeless sometimes.  But we will be protected in this world, we can still stand in holy places when the world around us is not holy.  We need to keep the commandments.  If we love God we will keep them (John 14:15).  Read the scriptures everyday, even if it is just 5 verses, pray every morning and night and at meal times, and go to church every sunday.  The church had a leadership conference this year around the time of conference and they have said that it is one of the most serious problems in the church today.  We need to go.  We must go, this is part of our Salvation, we need to take the sacrament every week.  No exceptions.  We need to pay our tithing and fast offerings.  We cannot rob God. (Malachi 3:8, 9) He made this earth and gave us everything our money is not our own, but he does not ask for all of it, just 10%.  As creator of this earth God does not really need our money, if he wants money he could show the church where an oil deposit is and we would be set forever.  But he requires the faith of the members to sacrifice this little bit to him.  This little bit and he promises us so many blessings, he promises to open the windows of heaven to us ( Malachi 3:10) and we will not have enough room for the blessings.  God is obligated to bless us if we do what He asks of us( D&C 82:10).  I know that by following his commandments we will be blessed and so much more than we think we could be.  He loves us so much and wants us to be happy, if we follow the commandments we will be happy.  But we must show our faith and the things that are asked of us, because we can return with Him if we do so, we can be like Him if we do so, and we can be together forever if we do so.  I love you guys so much and want us to be happy forever together, but we have to choose together to follow Christ.  And that is my prayer that all of us can work a bit harder to do it and don’t procrastinate the day we change.  That is something I need to work on a lot. But we need to do it today, because tomorrow never comes.  So please do the things God asks of you today, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. ”
    I am grateful for his testimony and the growth he has made.

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