Door 2 Door

A little piece of a talk I skimmed through. Find it here.

But we must have the desire to open the door, even if it shakes the very foundation of our past beliefs and way of life. And this applies to less-active members as well as those who are not yet members of the Church. I am reminded of the words of a hymn:

Know this, that ev’ry soul is free
To choose his life and what he’ll be;
For this eternal truth is giv’n:
That God will force no man to heav’n.
He’ll call, persuade, direct aright,
And bless with wisdom, love, and light,
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind. 4

Our Father in Heaven will never take away our agency. We must seek after or desire to know our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. There is a way by which all men can know whether or not the teachings of Jesus Christ are true. As Jesus answered the skeptics at the Feast of Tabernacles, He said, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” 5

Nothing is Unbelievable

While I was serving in Missoula, I was blessed to know the Furrer family. Brother and Sister Furrer quickly became such wonderful memories in my mission. On Saturday I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the temple and see them get sealed for time and all eternity. This experience taught me so much.

The atonement can change us. It is meant to change us. I have faith that any and all people can change when they rely on the atonement of Jesus Christ. We learn of Alma the younger AND Alma the elder who both relied on the atonement of Jesus Christ to become great men of God. I was able to watch Brother Furrer rely on the atonement of God. I went from believing that he could enter the holy temple to be sealed to his wife, to seeing it. I have always believed in the unbelievable. Brother Furrer did not believe in himself, but I did. I believe that everyone can enter that holy temple, when they have faith, repent, are baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. Whether you lack faith in yourself or in someone else, please hear me: You/They are a child of a merciful God. The atonement is available to all, and all have the potential to change. Mormon 9:27-28 tells us, “O then despise not, and wonder not, but hearken unto the words of the Lord, and ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need. Doubt not, but be believing, and begin as in times of old, and come unto the Lord with all your heart, and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him. Be wise in the days of your probation; strip yourselves of all uncleanness; ask not, that ye may consume it on your lusts, but ask with a firmness unshaken, that ye will yield to no temptation, but that ye will serve the true and living God.”
There is nothing more rewarding than being an instrument in the Lord’s hands. Be the faith that someone needs to return to their Heavenly Father, even if that someone is you. Doctrine and Covenants 18:15 says, “And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!” Find/Be that one soul.
I love you all, and invite you all to keep the temple in your sights. Go to the temple or go back to the temple. Be a missionary. Talk to a missionary. Write a missionary.
Love,
A Missionary
Sister Myers ❤
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