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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Being Mormon: It's My Choice

I would like to be one of those people
who just knows,
Believing in Christ is actually
a choice for me.

Some do know that He exists.
I've read accounts of people who have seen His eyes
or touched the prints of His hands.

And, obviously
That's just not my story.

I was blessed enough to be born
into a family that did introduce me
to the Savior.

And over the past couple of years
as I've lived and learned
I've come to really, truly, 

The number ONE reason 
that I believe in Christ though,
is not really "proof" at all to some.
It's not tangible, I did not see Christ, I haven't 
even heard his voice,
or felt his touch on my arm.


I believe in following a feeling.

I know how I feel
when I am choosing as 
I believe Christ would have chosen.
 That's enough for me to say I believe.

When I'm kind, and patient,
Loving and helpful, 
thoughtful, faithful, full of hope.
That's when I'm happy,
and I believe that Christ is my perfect example.

The number TWO reason, is similar.

Through my use of the 
Atonement of Christ,
I FEEL as if my guilt has
been washed away,
and that the wrong that I
have done is wiped clean.

With that being said.

It's not difficult to be "Mormon"
because I don't get to drink coffee, 
sleep around, watch rated R movies or 
go to Applebee's on Sunday.

It's difficult because each day I have
to choose to believe
in Christ because of a feeling that I have.

And sometimes I'm sure that 
it would be easier for me to not believe.
It might be easier, and possibly
make more sense if
I only believed in what "my retina fell upon".

But for me, 
believing is worth it
because I am happy when I'm 
leading a faith-filled life.

Disclaimer: I am not saying that people
who don't believe in Christ are not patient
kind, loving, etc.

I'm only saying this.

Choosing to following the example of Christ
has invited more true happiness
into my life than any other person,
or object.

And I love being Happy. 


  1. I don't have the gift that some have "To know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.". I have gained my testimony similar to you. Doing and following his teachings and getting that same feeling.

  2. D&C 46:13-14
    "To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.
    To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful."