[PROVO,UT.] A devotional given by Elder D. Todd Christofferson at the CES (Church Education System) Fireside at the BYU Marriott Center. This has been an event I’ve been looking forward to for months because Christofferson is one of my favourite Apostle to actively listen and learn from. The fact that he’s very handsome helps as well, however the subjects he selects to focus on are beneficial for those that want to improve spiritually. Not only that, Christofferson’s approach is highly effective because he speaks in a loving manner that is genuine and motivates the burning desires to elevate a better lifestyle.
Mainly, when one goes to hear an Apostle of Christ speak it is in a best practice to go in prayer, seeking the Lord’s guidance to reveal in your heart and mind -to become simultaneously on the same page- what specific hints need to be refined. For the most part all that I may mention will be tools that I need to implement more into my daily life and may perhaps be wise to adapt in your life as well, if needs be. It’s an endless task to revisit subjects that have already been learned and best to review and relearn and apply them once more until it becomes force of habit.
At this current time please follow the link to watch his address given to witness for yourself what the Most High may have His children on Earth learn and focus on. For me I had an impression during this lesson to aim more towards the scripture verse “26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” – St. Matthew 16: because Christ teaches in the prior verse “25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” In order to find an abundant life, a life filled with all of Heavenly and Earthly riches that our Father in Heaven has, then the price to pay is suffering many things. We all have a certain vision to step towards having a perfect successful life yet we fail with our limited sight to realize that the Universe has a much better plan for us to reach what we truly want in life.
Another note that I wish parents would understand and apply in governing their earthly children at home is the way the Saviour vs. Satan’s response to God in the grand pre-mortal counsel when He asked Whom shall I send? The first spirit made mention “Here am I send me. – Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.” when the second spirit said “Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.” There are parents that I’ve noticed who fall short to realize that forcing children to do what the Lord would have them do is taking away their agency to choose, when God sent us on Earth to have agency in order to chose to become like Him. Yes, it’s understandable that all parents want to make sure their kids make it back to Eternal Life yet forcing them will only create resentment towards the gospel.
Loyalty is a huge important factor to obtaining Eternal Life and gaining entrance to the highest Kingdom after this life. If God can recognize those that have stayed faithful to Him by rewarding them His time and all His riches then that should be the standards we live by too. What I realized is those that show dedication through loyalty to you shows who’s worth your time. All in all, deny yourself by having a more Christ centered life and it’s not suggesting to go out and become a monk -which is a better lifestyle in my opinion- yet to have a chosen career that can implement small and simple tools that contribute to the building up of God’s Kingdom on Earth. Success means to live in Harmony with Their Will. A life that offers heroic promises that fulfill even the little things. Allow me to end with my favourite self made quote “Inherit the kingdom you desire, because in the end you decide.”
Inherit Love, I AM,
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