Elder Joseph Chou's Missionary Experiences (6/29/2016-2018)
Monday, October 17, 2016
Week 15.5 The Plan of Salvation 10/17/2016
This week was pretty good :) I learned and gained a testimony of the plan of salvation the greatest plan of all :)
Plan of Salvation
It is the plan which we can become perfect and gods and has all the good results that we want our lives to have.
CreationThis is one of the reasons that God loves us! because he created us. If we create something we want it to succeed and grow. We are god's creation and he wants us to succeed because he has put in so much effort such as our bodies, the holy ghost, all those things so that we can succeed. How disappointing it must be when we are not able to live up to our potential.
there are things we must do in life to be able to live up to our full potential
Endure to the end
We must do this to reach the end but it seems super grudging sometimes
Do it with love
follow the commandments out of love. it will be easier because we will want to do it
Acts of service out of love
choose to love those that have wronged us in chinese it is 寬恕. The second character Syu is girl mouth and heart combined. We must forgive with our heart and mouth and do it like a mother would to her child.
Dont procrastinate repenting
But behold, your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late, and your destruction is made sure; yea, for ye have sought all the days of your lives for that which ye could not obtain; and ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity, which thing is contrary to the nature of that righteousness which is in our great and Eternal Head.
Hymn 229 Today while the sun shines
1. Today, while the sun shines, work with a will;
Today all your duties with patience fulfill.
Today, while the birds sing, harbor no care;
Call life a good gift; call the world fair.
Today, today, work with a will;
Today, today, your duties fulfill.
Today, today, work while you may;
Prepare for tomorrow by working today.
2. Today seek the treasure better than gold,
The peace and the joy that are found in the fold.
Today seek the gems that shine in the heart;
While here we labor, choose the better part.
3. Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth,
As crown of your life and the grace of your youth.
Today, while the heart beats, live to be true,
Constant and faithful all the way through.
Then we will be doing his will.
3 Nephi 11:11
And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.
So Trust in the plan!
Trust in the lord with all thine heart
he is the investment that will never fail
Lean not upon thine own understanding
Make decisions with him and not what you think would be best
In all thine ways acknowledge him
Whether the things you are experiencing are good or bad it is his will and sometimes we suffer but we can suffer with joy as they said in general conference
And he shall direct thy path
We have the heavenly promise that he will help us and direct us.
On this day of Joy and Gladness
1. On this day of joy and gladness,
Lord, we praise thy holy name;
In this sacred place of worship,
We thy glories loud proclaim!
Bright and clear our voices ring,
Singing songs of exultation
To our Maker, Lord, and King!
2. Open wide the fount of Zion;
Let her richest blessings flow
To the Saints who nobly serve thee
In the gospel here below.
3. May we labor in the kingdom--
By the prophets long foretold--
Where the children of the promise
Shall be gathered in the fold.
God loves us. I am glad we have a chance to make it back. Even if it is one in an infinity (like me) there is still a chance. We have perfect people parents and brothers who want to help us. With there help we can defy the natural odds and make it back. It is there that we will find 永恆的快樂 (eternal happiness). We can have all the blessings of god if we Trust him. In the name of his beloved son amen.