1. Our Heavenly Father

Why are we here? Where did we come from? Where are we going?

Take a piece of paper out and write down, What are some things that testify to you that there is a God!

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Below is the text of the lesson. Also this is a wonderful hash tag to explore and learn how you can hear Jesus speak to you. #hearhim

Alma, a Book of Mormon prophet, wrote, “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Alma 30:44). We can look up at the sky at night and have an idea of what Alma meant. There are millions of stars and planets, all in perfect order. They did not get there by chance. We can see the work of God in the heavens and on the earth. The many beautiful plants, the many kinds of animals, the mountains, the rivers, the clouds that bring us rain and snow—all these testify to us that there is a God.

The prophets have taught us that God is the Almighty Ruler of the universe. God dwells in heaven (see D&C 20:17). Through His Son, Jesus Christ, He created the heavens and the earth and all things that are in them (see 3 Nephi 9:15; Moses 2:1). He made the moon, the stars, and the sun. He organized this world and gave it form, motion, and life. He filled the air and the water with living things. He covered the hills and plains with all kinds of animal life. He gave us day and night, summer and winter, seedtime and harvest. He made man in His own image to be a ruler over His other creations (see Genesis 1:26–27).

God is the Supreme and Absolute Being in whom we believe and whom we worship. He is “the Great Parent of the universe,” and He “looks upon the whole of the human family with a fatherly care and paternal regard” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 39).

The Nature of God

What are some of God’s attributes?

Because we are made in His image (see Moses 2:26; 6:9), we know that our bodies are like His body. His eternal spirit is housed in a tangible body of flesh and bones (see D&C 130:22). God’s body, however, is perfected and glorified, with a glory beyond all description.

God is perfect. He is a God of righteousness, with attributes such as love, mercy, charity, truth, power, faith, knowledge, and judgment. He has all power. He knows all things. He is full of goodness.

All good things come from God. Everything that He does is to help His children become like Him. He has said, “Behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

Why is it important for us to understand the nature of God?

Coming to Know God

How can we come to know God?

Knowing God is so important that the Savior said, “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).

The first and greatest commandment is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart” (Matthew 22:37).

The more we know God, the more we love Him and keep His commandments (see 1 John 2:3–5). By keeping His commandments we can become like Him.

We can know God if we will:

Believe that He exists and that He loves us (see Mosiah 4:9).

Study the scriptures (see 2 Timothy 3:14–17).

Pray to Him (see James 1:5).

Obey all His commandments as best we can (see John 14:21–23).

As we do these things, we will come to know God and eventually have eternal life.

Ponder what you can do to draw nearer to God.

Additional Scriptures

Acts 7:55–56 (Son at the right hand of the Father)

D&C 88:41–44 (attributes of God)

Psalm 24:1 (the earth is the Lord’s)

Moses 1:30–39 (Creation)

Alma 7:20 (God cannot do wrong)

Joseph Smith—History 1:17 (Father and Son are separate beings)

Alma 5:40 (good comes from God)

John 14:6–9 (Son and Father are alike)

Mormon 9:15–20 (God of miracles)

Amos 3:7 (God of revelation)

John 3:16 (God of love)

Thank you for taking a moment to visit.

The next lesson will be on our Heavenly Family.

If you want to move faster here is a great link:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe/jesus

If you need to move very fast, as you need the hand of Jesus in your life today. This is the link:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/requests/missionary-visit

Defining Scripture!

All truth belongs to our Father in Heaven. 

At its most basic level scripture then is 2 + 2 = 4

Now we add Satan to the mix telling us good is evil and evil is good. As clear as that seems isn’t that what we see from Hollywood and the Hollywood News?

But it starts with Satan saying 2+2= 2.000001. In other words 99.99% true. To be clear than that is not from our Father run Heaven as it is t 100% true.

I have friends that are into science and ancient aliens and ancient technology that built the pyramids etc. I can believe in some of what they say. The true part.

How do we tell? Prayerfully reading the core scriptures and developing a relationship with Jesus. We then can “ask” and as Jesus promised “knock and it shall be opened unto you”. And “seek and ye shall find”.

Let’s take a book as a great example. We become what we think about and what / who we tell ourselves we are. The books the secret or the power of intention are two great examples of being 99% correct. The scriptures tell us to ask God for what we need or want. Then we are told to be patient while we wait. If we simple remove the thought that “the universe” will do this or that and change that to Our Father in Heaven will answer our prayers we now have corrected these books.

Remember all things Gods created spiritually before they were manifested into this world. Thoughts are things according to Anthony Robins. And “there is creative power in our words. According to the core scriptures. “

So let’s remember to speak what we want. Only what we want. God through Jesus spoke and this world was created.

I’d encourage everyone to have a vision board. Here is a picture of mine. In the center is Jesus. Put In order

1.Jesus

2. My wife

3. My Children

4. You!

Ever in-front of me are reminders of what’s important to me. And Yes I have written plans for business and have had them for 40+ years now ever since reading think and grow rich!

Peace, love, know you are forgiven!

One of my reminders. #HearHim

And this is my vision board

Working from home as I can. I had a horrible injury on 10-26-20. Lots of surgeries. Jesus has a plan for me I am being patient as I wait for Him to tell me. Note: Jesus will tell me His plan for my new life. Just because my spine is mostly titanium now means nothing but some physical pain 24/7 now. But the best is yet to come. I am waiting for I know Jesus always answers my prayers.

Peace and love and know you are perfect as you are as God made you. God gave you all your weakness to keep you humble but has said His grace is sufficient = your sins are forgiven. And He has said believe in me and I will make the weak things strong into you! Today is the beginning of your new life!

1840 German Bible Wonderful Artwork!

Just wanted to share. At times when I am stressed I have an album on my phone “peaceful photos”. I’ll turn to it and just look at the pictures.

I know Jesus and seeing Him always brings peace. If you look at my Facebook profile my personal one I have an album there with over 200 pictures. Feel free to grab them for yourself. Anxiety runs from our savior!

I hope you like them. I think they are really detailed. Hand drawn!

Also I am starting with a bit of a prompt. In todays world the only thing we can do is get as close to Jesus as we can. #hearhim has lots of wonderful videos etc.

Peace, Love, Acceptance, forgiveness these things are of Jesus. But “he” that has the spirit of contention is of Satan as Jesus has nothing to do with contention! #HearHim

I know Jesus and seeing Him always brings peace.  If you look at my Facebook profile my personal one I have an album there with over 200 pictures.  Feel free to grab them for yourself.   Anxiety runs from our savior!