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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Article Review: Our Father, Our Mentor

This is a very interesting talk by Elder Uchtdorf about the role our Heavenly Father plays in our lives, as well as the role of our Earthly father.  He points out the Father has given us tools to help us in our struggle in life
  • He has given us the priceless gift of the Holy Ghost, which has the potential to be our personal, heavenly tutor as we study the word of God and attempt to bring our thoughts and actions into alignment with His word.
  • He has given us 24/7 access to Him through prayers of faith and supplications of real intent.
  • He has given us modern-day apostles and prophets, who reveal the word of God in our day and have the authority to bind or seal on earth and in heaven.
  • He has restored His Church—an organization of believers who work together to help one another as they work out their salvation with fear, trembling, and unparalleled joy.1
  • He has given us the holy scriptures—His written word to us.
  • He has given myriad tools of modern technology to help us in our walk of discipleship. Many of these marvelous instruments can be found at LDS.org.
In similar fashion earthly fathers are also mentors.  Not only that be we also play the  role of mentor to each other.  We can support each other in our earthly endeavors.  
As I read this article, it reminds me that I need to be active in my role as father.  However it also tells me that in this role I have not been left alone.  There is guidance and assistance.  Prayer is one of those things he has given us.

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