Sunday, October 27, 2013

Doctrine and Covenants 130:18

"Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection."
Doctrine and Covenants 130:18

 This is interesting just in terms of what we pay attention to in this life.  Too often we get distracted by prestige or power or money.  Or toys. :)  So many things that can distract us.  But there are very few things that we can take with us when we move beyond this life:  Relationships/love, ordinances like baptism or sealing/marriage, and education/knowledge.  Sad to say, the job will go away, the car will rust, the house will fall down, and even the LEGOs will end up in a land fill somewhere.  I'm as sad about it as you are. :)   But the good side is that we know it, and we can adjust our priorities to focus on the things that are going to matter forever.
Today, we don't want to just blow off our shorter-term responsibilities, of course... but let's be mindful of what things are going to last, and start now, adjusting our lives so that we spend more time on the things that matter.  Let's develop relationships with people that are honest and open, get an education and learn all we can about ourselves and the world around us...  And let's make sure that we have our ordinances taken care of and that we're still worthily living up to those agreements with the Lord. :)
Let's spend a lot of time getting to know God, and how he thinks and how he works.  I think that will be the most valuable of all. :)

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