Friday, July 02, 2010

what I know to be true

I KNOW that I have a loving Heavenly Father who loves me and cares for me.

I KNOW that He LIVES and that he wants the BEST for all of his children.

I KNOW that JESUS CHRIST is my SAVIOR and that he too loves me.

I KNOW that my SAVIOR suffered for me. 

I KNOW that He bled from EVERY PORE in his body for ME.

I KNOW that He endured being beaten, mocked, stabbed and NAILED to a cross for ME.

I KNOW that He hung and suffered extremely for ME.

I KNOW that He gave his life, that he DIED for ME. 

I KNOW that He did this for EVERYONE else.. even those who don't believe in Him.

I KNOW that He rose from the dead. 

I KNOW that He still lives.

I KNOW that someday, HE WILL COME AGAIN.

I KNOW that He loves each and every one of us, and that he was only willing to suffer through so much agony and pain- physically, emotionally and spiritually- so that we ALL can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father once again.

I KNOW that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God.

I KNOW that he was chosen because of his faith to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Earth.

I KNOW that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God, called in these days, to lead and guide the true church.

I KNOW that the law of tithing has great value in each of our lives. 

I KNOW that 10% is not nearly enough for all of the blessings and the peace that comes from paying it.

I KNOW that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can all repent of our sins and be saved. That we might be able to live in Heaven someday.

I KNOW that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. 

I KNOW that it is the most correct book. 

I KNOW that the statement made by the prophet Joseph Smith, listed on the title page of this wonderful Book, is true because of the feeling that I have each time I read it. [See quote below.]

I KNOW that if I live righteously, if I pay my tithing, attend the temple regularly, serve others, listen to the counsel of the prophet, and keep the commandments of God, that I will be able to be with my family FOREVER. Even after death. 

The knowledge that I have of these things provides me with great peace and comfort. It is what keeps me going on hard days. It is what pushes me to strive harder to be a better person. It is the rock in these shaky times. It is what will keep me and my family together for all eternity.

I am so grateful for my Lord and my Savior. 
I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I am so grateful for the many blessings that I have received from my Heavenly Father.

I want everyone to know how much I love our Father in Heaven.
And I know these things to be true.

I testify of these things in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ.

“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” 
Joseph Smith


  1. I love it. Thanks for sharing your testimony. I hope you got a chance to go to the temple--it makes me feel better every time.

  2. Thank you so much for all the wonderful reminders!!