It is truly a beautiful day!!
I wanted to talk, again (sorry!), about choices.
I know I seem to talk about it a lot, but it is SO important! There are so many choices that we face everyday. If we do not understand the consequences of our choices, our ability to choose wisely and righteously will be lessened.
Today I wanted to talk about a choice we really only need to make once in our lives, but it will affect us for the rest of our lives.
This is the choice to keep the commandments of God.
This is the single most important choice of our lives. Everything we do stems from this choice. If we want to be happy, we choose to follow the commandments (Mosiah 2:41). If we want to be free from... well anything, then we choose to follow Christ, by keeping the commandments (2 Nephi 2:27). If we want to know who we are and where we are going, we simply to ask God, and keep the commandments in faith (Romans 8:16).
In all of the choices we make we should ask ourselves how this affects us in the future. How do our choices now, whether to obey or to not obey affect us eternally.
It can be difficult to follow the commandments, especially to follow them willingly. However, I know how incredibly rewarding it is to do so. To truly give it all over to God and obey His commandments. Then in the end we have the assurance that we will recieve the greatest blessings and joy available to us; living with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and our families for eternity.