Institute of Religion is AWESOME! David and I have a goal to graduate from Institute. We went together when we were dating and then just starting going again last semester. We absolutely love our teacher and look forward to the class every week! The class is on Personal Revelation.

"Because of who you really are, 
satan will try to destroy you, 
but you can be all you were meant to be if you will be careful."

D&C 93: 24-25
24 And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come;
 25 And whatsoever is more or less than this is the spirit of that wicked one who was a liar from the beginning.
This last week we had a lesson on something that gave me a little more perspective than I had before. How Satan really does know what he's doing and his tactics are very cunning! He uses things that may be TRUE but twists them to give us FEAR. Whereas God has given us TRUTH like commandments and those are based off of FAITH.

For example:


            TRUE                                                                                                          TRUTH
Babies are A TON of work                                                           Heavenly Father's Children who 
Babies are expensive                                                                  have the potential to become like him.
You will never sleep again (practically)                                       How we get our bodies
Babies are messy                                                                         Part of God's plan                                                                                    


             TRUE                                                                                                         TRUTH
Marriage takes A TON of work                                                                  Ordained of God
Marriage takes sacrifice                                                                              Required to be exalted
Marriage is hard                                                                                          Part of God's plan


          TRUE                                                                                                        TRUTH
Bodies age                                                                                  Our Bodes are Temples
Some are Tall some are Short                                                     Bodies house our Spirits
Some are large some are small                                                   Our bodies are gifts from God
Some are fat some are skinny                                                     Receiving a body is part of God's plan
Some are healthy some are not                                                   Need our bodies to become like God

Isn't it funny how satan will take 'TRUE' things and create fear in them therefore steering us away from those divine commandments from God? Satan is sneaky, and man does he know how to persuade us.

When was the last time you embraced the TRUTH about your body?? 

Fear based decisions are always bad decisions especially if they are based on TRUE instead of TRUTH. 

D&C 50: 23-24 
 23 And that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.
 24 That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
Remember there is a difference between TRUE and TRUTH. Satan will disguise it but you'll be able to tell by FEAR and FAITH. 

1 comment

  1. Oh my goodness I loved this post. So glad I stumbled upon it. :)


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