Sunday, September 12, 2010

He Lives! All Glory to His Name!

Do you want to know how to be successful in life? And I mean truly successful, the type of successful that doesn't necessarily buy everything you can possibly imagine or surround you with the most influential people, but the type of successful that provides you with the capacity and the knowledge and the means to have confidence in times of trial and peace in times of turmoil. The type of successful that affords true and lasting happiness.

In the most recent General Conference, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles stated, "There is an imperative need for each of us to strengthen our understanding of the significance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ so that it will become an unshakable foundation upon which to build our lives."

He also taught that, "Your understanding of the Atonement and the insight it provides for your life will greatly enhance your productive use of all of the knowledge, experience, and skill you acquire in mortal life."

As we study and learn more about this essential ingredient of our Father in Heaven's plan of happiness, we become increasingly successful. Truly successful. For "all who obey His commandments will earn the most glorious blessings imaginable."

Read all of Elder Scott's words in his article, "He Lives! All Glory to His Name!," (Ensign, May 2010, 75-78). He is an apostle of the Lord and his words are the words of the Lord.

Our Heavenly Father loves us. Your Heavenly Father loves you. He truly desires your eternal happiness and success. He sent His Only Begotten Son to the earth to atone for the sins of all mankind and to take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. Ours is the responsibility to ponder what the scriptures teach of the sacred events of the Atonement that they "become woven into the very fiber of [our] being[s]" that we may attain happiness in this life.

This is true.