Saturday, December 17, 2011

...With Worth

"Remember, the worth of souls is great in the sight of God"
-Doctrine and Covenants 18:10

Too commonly we forget our great worth. We are children of a loving God. A God who knows us individually and wants us to be happy. "No matter what our circumstances, or appearance, or social status, our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to recognize our self-worth."

The world wants us to believe that we have to be updated with the most recent fashions, have more "friends" on facebook, or be the star athlete to have any worth. The Lord doesn't look at what grade we got in math or how many activities our children are involved in, He looks at our hearts.

Think of it! "The most powerful Being in the universe is the Father of our spirits. He knows us individually. He loves us with a perfect love." Satan tries to deceive us. "He attempts to focus our sight on our own insignificance until we begin to doubt that we have much worth. He tells us that we are too small for anyone to take notice, that we are forgotten—especially by God."

President Uchtdorf told a story of when he was in pilot school in Big Spring, Texas. He could hardly speak the language, he knew no one and little about the culture. He says "At the time, Big Spring, despite its name, was a small, insignificant, and unknown place. And I often felt exactly the same way about myself—insignificant, unknown, and quite alone."

Yet, he knew the truth. He continued, "I knew that it didn’t matter to Heavenly Father where I was, where I ranked with others in my pilot training class, or what my calling in the Church was. What mattered to Him was that I was doing the best I could..."

It is true! No matter where we are, no matter how insignificant we may feel, God knows and loves us. He created everything for us, but to Him we are everything. Let us not forget His love and His constant awareness of us. Ask Him. Pray and ask to feel His love more abundantly, or in a way you haven't felt it before, and I promise He will answer.

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