This week we received a surprise visit from Elder Pearson, the Area Seventy over the Pacific, and oh, the conference was much needed!
He talked about the nature of the Spirit, it's role in conversion, and how important it is to align ourselves with the Spirit.
Something my cousin Andrea shared a while back was reconfirmed by Elder Pearson and I would like to share it.
Another name for the Spirit is the Record of Heaven (Moses 6:61). Inside each of us is a perfect knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, the Restoration, the Gospel, of Jesus Christ, the Atonement. This knowledge came from the teachings we received in the premortal world. The role of the Spirit is to remind us of what we knew before we came to Earth. And when we bear testimony to others, the Holy Ghost has the opportunity to witness and remind others what they once knew. It is so so so important to bear testimony, to invite the Holy Ghost to confirm the truths, to bring the heart and the mind into congruency, to allow faith to grow into testimony.
So bear your testimony! Spread the light of the gospel that resides within you! What are things that you know absolutely without any doubt to be eternal truths? Don't you want to share those with others?
I wish every member would take the precious experience of telling others for the first time that they are children of God. Don't you want to tell them they can be with their families forever? To tell them how much you love Jesus Christ? And to tell them all that Jesus Christ has done for them through His Atonement? In this ever changing and crazy world, people will be looking for a source of stability. Let's show them the stability that can be founded upon the Rock of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who is constant and unchanging.
Please share your testimony today. It doesn't have to be formal or eloquent to be powerful. Go and change a life because you shared that you believe in Jesus Christ and you know the sweet peace of His love. What they have to lose if you don't is far greater than what you'll lose if you do.
This week I'm going to bear my testimony more and I hope you choose to do so too. I promise you won't regret it.
Faaitoito! Bonne courage!