I just had to write about a comment that was made in Relief Society today. (BTW- we are almost all moved in and out of the old house! YAY! But more about that later.)
We were talking about the signs of the Second Coming and how many signs were coming true already. Doris spoke up and shared an experience she had driving around with her daughter a couple years ago when her daughter was 17 or 18. They were listening to the radio and a newsflash told something eerie, that prompted Doris to ask her daughter if she was scared for the future, and she said Natalie turned and looked at her and said, "Bring it on."
I cannot even express how that hit me, because that is really how I feel. I am not afraid for the future. I have a theory about the smarts of the generation of children being born today. It seems like Monica and Leah even, are ahead of the game in so many ways, and I thank Heavenly Father for that. When Ryan blessed Monica as a baby, he blessed her to be stubborn in righteousness. For now, all I see is the stubborness, but I know that the righteousness will follow. We know what the last days will bring. We are living them. Ancient prophecies are being fulfilled-TODAY and it is up to us to teach our kids right and wrong. NOT political correctness.
I know there are a lot of people that are scared because of the outcome of the last election. I see it as another sign of the times. And yes, I know I voted for Obama, but I don't think I will ever regret it because I know that this fits within the Grand Design somehow. Things have to get worse before they can become gloriously better. The quote that has been circulating from Neal A. Maxwell talks about how the time will come when Latter-Day Saints will have to make a stand. So in a sense, I am making my stand. My stand is to be the best Anna Allred I know how to be. I will open my mouth. I will share my testimony with anyone willing to listen. I'm not going to be afraid of rejection or ridicule any longer. I will do what I know to be right and honest. The time has come for me to tell the world, "Bring it on!" I know I don't have to explain anything to anyone why I am doing this. But this blog is for me. My journal in a sense.
I love God. I love Jesus Christ, who is my Savior. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know we have a modern day prophet, because God loves ALL His children, past, present and future. I know that the sealing power that Jesus gave to Peter, to bind things on earth so they would be bound in heaven is on the earth again. That holy priesthood to act in God's name in service of His children is here. I am not ashamed to say these things in a blogosphere where anyone might happen on my site.
I know who I am, where I came from, why I am here and where I am going.