Yesterday, while I walked with my friend, I shared what I had written on Tuesday, May 22nd (I actually wrote it yesterday and entered what I had written for Tuesday, because I was a little behind in my reading; but today, I am all caught up with my reading. Thank God.), about Secret Combinations. I shared that I know that this life is very short, when compared with eternity, and I need to spend it in the most positive, constructive, loving, caring, charitable, active, way possible. This life is so very, very, brief when viewed in that perspective.
The briefness of this life was shown to me once by the missionaries. They had a long string, about twenty feet long, and it was used to resemble eternity. If my life was a point on that string, it would be smaller than the point that I could see on that string. It would be submicroscopic.
What I do in my life is a test. How I perform here in mortality prepares me for how I will perform in the hereafter. To perform well, I need to have the faith to believe that all is done according to God’s plan, and act upon it. I know that by seeking the Lord’s will, and then by acting upon it, I am happiest at those times. I also know that, then He may reward me with exaltation, through His abundant grace and forgiveness.
“For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith” (Ether 12: 12)
This is what I previously wrote after reading Ether 12: Some Of My Favorite Scriptures