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Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me (Alma 7:13).

 

Have you ever thought about the Son of God? The Son of the Almighty, all powerful, ALL KNOWING God? He had the ability, if he so chose, to know by revelation exactly how we would ever feel. He could just know because “the Spirit knoweth all things,” but he CHOSE to suffer for us. How many of us would choose to do that? How many of us would choose to feel someone else’s pain, not in place of them feeling it, but alongside them, so that we could better comfort them?

We should not let this choice go unnoticed. I invite each of you to say a prayer of gratitude. He was always there, even if you chose not to see him. He felt it, even if you didn’t want him to. He knows you, even if you refuse to know him.

I leave that with you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Sister Myers

 

Constant Companionship

Lately, I have spent a bit of time really thinking over one phrase: the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Of course, my first thought on this is that, as a missionary, I have a companion. She works with me every minute of every day with a few exceptions. We are an equal partnership. I will one day, hopefully, have an eternal companion, who will serve the same purpose, but we won’t be together as often. But even with these two examples, it’s not exactly the same is it?

The Holy Ghost, as long as I am worthy, will be with me every second of every day. He will help me when I need help, and warn me of danger. It’s interesting to think that the Holy Ghost fulfills OUR baptismal covenants: he mourns with us, comforts us, he is a witness of God at all times, in all things, and in all places (Mosiah 18:9). He helps us to fulfill those covenants.

I looked up the word companion and this definition struck me the most: one who breaks bread with another–the sacrament?! The spirit is there when we partake of the sacrament. How literal is that?!

The second definition I liked was “a person who shares the experiences of another, especially when they are unpleasant or unwelcome.” How often is the spirit called the comforter?

I know that everyone has to opportunity to feel the power of the Holy Ghost in their lives, no matter what religion they are, but only through the priesthood authority found in The Church  Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can we have the gift, or constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. The difference between the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost is a lot like firefighters. Gift: If your house catches on fire, you can trust that eventually the firefighters will show up to save you. Power: If your house catches on fire, but you live with a firefighter, then you can feel reassured that he will be right there putting it out before anything bad happens all the time.

I invite you all to ponder on the word “companionship” and then live worthily of having that in your life.

Love each of you,

Sister Myers

Satan Will Lose

 13 For thou hast said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north;

 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.

 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and shall consider thee, and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?

(2 Nephi 24)

 

This scripture has meant so much to me lately. It shows me that no matter how much it may seem that satan is winning now, he will lose in the end. Heavenly Father will always win. We cannot give up the fight. When we choose Him, we choose the winning team. Always.

Love you all,

Sister Myers

As Sisters in Zion

The First Sister Missionaries

If women were so put down in this church, why would we sacrifice our time and energy to serve the Lord and represent this church? I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with all my heart. I have never felt so empowered. I know that I am doing something great and eternally rewarding. The first sister missionaries set such a wonderful example that now there are over 20,000 sister missionaries currently serving. I am proud to be a sister missionary.

 

❤ Sister Myers

I Will Not Deny the Christ

I was asked a few weeks ago to give a talk on the book of Mosiah in The Book of Mormon. Mosiah starts with King Benjamin giving a sort of farewell talk before he dies, and this is really hard for him because his “whole frame doth tremble exceedingly” while he is standing trying to speak (Mosiah 2:30). Like all good talks, his ends with a powerful testimony:

Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen. (Mosiah 5:15)

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