#becausehelives

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10 hours ago

My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)--and which I should join. (Joseph Smith History 1:18) . Pillar of Light | Brent Borup | contemporary

13 hours ago

This morning, my world spun before my eyes and suddenly I was confused, broken, and afraid all at once. I found out horrible news, someone so young, my own family, how could they be here yesterday and now gone? I questioned God. I questioned his involvement in our lives and I wondered if he really had it under control like he promised. Then someone mentioned this song this morning and my world flipped right side up again. Guys, I learned that no matter what happens God is in control. No matter how broken and hurt I become, because Jesus Christ the Ruler of life died, rose, and reigns-because he lives, I can too. No matter what life brings you, I hope this song encourages you-it's old I know, like way ancient but it's so true today. It's simple, because Christ is still alive, because he is here with us we can face tomorrow with confidence knowing we're not alone. #devotions #worship #Jesus #gospel #singing #cover

22 hours ago

Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King and his contributions to the civil rights movement and racial equality. His iconic "I have a Dream" speech was given in 1963. _ Fast forward 13 years and Douglas Wallace, an active Mormon, goes against church policy and ordained Larry Lester, a black man, to the priesthood. Wallace would be excommunicated for this. Lester would have his ordination deemed null and void by the church. _ Fast forward again, just two more years, and the LDS church changes its racist doctrine to allow black men to receive the priesthood. Making Wallace's action no longer a crime (They didn't call him and apologize and invite him back). _ Fast forward once more to present day when the LDS church released the "Race and the Priesthood" essay online wherein they admit that the whole policy was a mistake to begin with, "Today the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects unrighteous actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages are a sin; or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else. Church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form." _ Why is a church that is supposedly directed by God, so grossly wrong on such important issues? Why didn't Brigham Young give a powerful speech about racial equality in 1852 instead of instituting the racial ban in the first place? Was he receiving direction from God or not? _ #mormon #mormons #missionary #mormongirl #mormonprobs #byu #byui #becauseofhim #besttwoyears #bookofmormon #becausehelives #ctr #calledtoserve #sharethegift #sharegoodness #equality #ElderPerry #LDSconf #josephsmith #lds #LDSMissionary #latterdaysaint #imamormon #ilovetoseethetemple #thomassmonson #ldsdevo #ElderUchtdorf #generalconference #ldsconference #lighttheworld

1 day ago

Have Faith knowing that there's NOTHING to Hard for Him!!! I'm speaking to those who are as I have been so caught up in the Physical/Mental/Emotional feeling of the illness that there have been days that I had to check myself and was reminded that God created me and whatever I send you to I'm more than ABLE to see You through. If I Can Restore Life which I have witnessed, what makes your situation so hard. I Am Who I Am Exodus 3:14!!! What is Impossible to Our Creator??? Be Blessed and Be Encouraged #BecauseHeLives #Godisincontrol #trustGodnomatterwhat

1 day ago

Today Lauren is sharing her #IKnowHim story on the blog and it is SO powerful in so many ways, but especially for anyone who has felt like they were too unworthy for God to move in their life. The truth is, all of us are so far from "good enough" that none of us DESERVE His breath in our lungs. BUT, God! He sees US (?!) as HIS incredible inheritance (Eph 1:18)- a treasure paid for by the highest price. Because of His great love for us, He gives us everything we need- including the words to pray when we just can't gather any of our own. Read the incredible story of how God used one verse to change her life, revealing He alone is MIGHTY TO SAVE. (Zephaniah 3:17) ❤️ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ #linkinbio #IKnowHim #shareyourstory #testimony #miracle #Godmoves #Godhears #GodSaves #birthstory #homebirth #newlife #psalm118 :17 #IWillLive #BecauseHeLives #faith #inspiration #blog

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