I talked to my sister today and she asked me if I read Doctrine and Covenants 121-122 yet. I told her I hadn’t. I went to read the Book of Mormon to try and stay on track with that but I was compelled to read those chapters instead.
When I started out on my journey, after I realized God’s hand in my life, I started taking challenges that my nephew (the missionary) kept giving me. I started reading about Joseph Smith and at first I wasn’t sure what to think. I spent twenty years thinking it was complete garbage, but my experience seems to coincide with his. I came to realize that it was true. Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. Why would he suffer being tarred and feathered, and suffer all kinds of affliction of it wasn’t true. Because like me, he feared God more than he feared man.
I am filled with the spirit after reading chapter 121. (I haven’t gotten to 122 yet) I am compelled to share it with you. I believe these words in their entirety. When I first started talking about my experience and my conversion, I worried that people would think I was stupid or crazy. I don’t really care anymore. It is true and I’m not going to stop sharing it. Not ever.
This one is a long one but it’s pertinent to my situation. Thankfully it’s not quite as dire as Joseph Smith’s experience, but I don’t think you all realize the severity of these actions against me. I don’t like to complain because what’s the point when nobody believes me? It’s hard. But I know that God is with me and it gives me comfort. I would not have gotten this far if I didn’t have complete faith that things would work together for my good.
This one is a long one but it’s pertinent to my situation. Read it, it’s true and it applies to us, in our day. Right now.
Doctrine and Covenants 121