Friday, September 19, 2014
A Fair Warning
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love the church I belong to. I believe that Jesus Christ is at the center of everything the Church teaches and that it is truly His church and teaches His Gospel. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and I LOVE Him.
Until now I have not used my blog as a platform to profess my beliefs, not because I'm ashamed... I'm not sure why. Perhaps because I feel like no one wants to hear about my religious beliefs.. maybe the real reason is because I don't want people to think that I'm being preachy or putting myself on a pedestal or acting like a hypocrite.
Let me be the first person to tell you that I AM A SINNER! I make mistakes every dang day of my life and I have weakness after weakness that I'm trying to overcome. I know I am not better than anyone else, but I try every day and I will keep trying every day for the rest of my life to be my better self and to become the person that God wants me to be.
I've felt for a long time like I need to include my thoughts and beliefs on my blog and preach the Gospel to my tiny corner of the universe. I don't have a lot of "readers" but that is not my goal. My goal is for my posterity and for the people who I encounter to know that I BELIEVE IN CHRIST.
I am NOT an eloquent speaker (or writer) and I'm not "learned" and I won't pretend to be. I DO have a testimony of Jesus Christ and of his Gospel and His teachings and I WILL share what I believe, as silly as I may sound to those who know more and better than I do. You can read what I have to say or you can skip over it.
You've been warned;)