We celebrated tonight because Misty got A’s in both of her photography classes. So, we went out to Café Rio. We like the food there. When we go there, it is usually like going to a Stake Conference, because we usually meet someone from the Church, but not tonight. It was pretty slow tonight, which was nice, because it was not very noisy, and we got through the line quickly. As a matter of fact, there was not anyone in line when we got there!
Now that I have a testimony that Jesus Christ lives, I have a reason to want to live with Him. Since I know He lives, I know He is not a figment of my imagination. I know that He is real. I know that what is said about Him is true. I know that He will judge me, and He can redeem me, if I first do my part.
I know in what conditions He lives. As it says in Alma 7:21, “he doth not dwell in unholy temples; neither can filthiness or anything which is unclean be received into the kingdom of God”. So, for me to be live with Jesus Christ, I must be clean. I am not clean, because I have sinned. If I repent, then the Atonement makes me clean. I must strive to be clean. I must act like I would if Jesus Christ were living with me right here, right now.
Through the power of the Holy Ghost, He is near me. I am not worthy enough to have Jesus Christ literally near me, but I can have the Gift of the Holy Ghost to be with me; and since the Holy Ghost is one with Jesus Christ, when I have the Holy Ghost with me, I have Jesus near me.
All I need to do is to be humble, and have “faith, hope, and charity”, as it states in Alma 7:23-24. It sounds so easy; but it is not, because I constantly fight against the weaknesses of the Natural Man which are within me; but, as the Lord says in Ether 12:27, “I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”
So, if I am humble, then the Lord will make me strong. What a paradox!