It’s Just the Beginning

I once knew a person who had a special experience with the Lord, they heard His voice, saw Him standing near them, but they could not see past the light surrounding Him. They were so disappointed they could not see His face. The vision was very powerful, filled with great light and love and was an anchor to their testimony. They knew it was real, but asked, “Why could I not see Him?” I responded, “Did you ask to hold His hand?”

Often the Lord gives us spiritual witnesses in degrees according to our faith. But, what does that mean? How much faith is required? Am I not doing all that is asked? The definition I use for “great faith” is seeking revelation and acting upon it. We go through a process of ascending one hill at a time until we reach the summit.

Are you seeking to know Him, and love Him to a greater degree than ever before? What are your motives? Is it to be His servant or to gratify a curiosity? Are you patient in this journey trusting in Him? You know, most will give up and needlessly wait until the next life before they come to Him. What are you doing now to prepare to meet Him?

The Lord has taught us His Gospel, which we refer to as the Doctrine of Christ. He has described to us the path that leads to Eternal Life. We read in the Book of Mormon about this path as it is described by many of the prophets and then given to us in great detail in 3 Nephi, chapters 11-12.

But then, as we grow in our faith we seek to know Him more intimately, and the promise is that we shall find Him.

The first time I went beyond the vision and had the full experience with my Lord it was overwhelming, yet profoundly gentle. As I approached Him I did not walk up and face Him directly. I came and bowed myself down and held His hands, I touched His feet, and then I rose up and embraced Him. I looked toward his face and saw the side of it. He was taller than me. He had a soft smile. I then stood before Him in all His radiance! It was a gradual progression of intimacy. This has been the process from the beginning. We grow in the relationship, line upon line, until we can know Him, and ask our questions, and receive the needed blessings. This is the destiny of every person who will receive Eternal Life, and then it feels like its just the beginning!

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7 Responses to It’s Just the Beginning

  1. Myrsmakeup says:

    My heart is bursting with love, gratitude, thankfulness, and every other uplifting emotion. I don’t even know you yet I LOVE you and your desire to witness and share your experience as it has had a PROFOUND impact in my personal life leading me to really seek the Lord. Not in a superficial curious way but really putting my faith in action. Trusting the process. I am humbled at how much the Lord has blessed my mind with things I never knew could be experienced in mortality. If not for your guidance, I would not understand MANY aspects of the Doctrines of Christ yet they are imperative for growth. Thank you

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  2. John Crane says:

    I second Myrsmakeup. This post brought me to my knees. I felt bathed in light, as the Lord impressed upon me that His greatest joy is to make us just like Him. If we are anything at all like Him, we will love Him and and want to bring Him joy as He brings us joy. He will work with us, individually. Trust Him to do His work. And we will become even more like Him. If you are wondering about your motives, lose yourself in seeking His glory. He’s all in for us. Knowing that will make us all in for Him.

    When you love the Lord, you love the things that he loves. I love the Lord. I love His servants. I love His work: all of it.

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  3. J B says:

    The process you describe is how my ascension has been . I’ve yet to touch him but I have seen his face. I desire and anticipate with joy and love the greater intimacy / light and goodness! As always grateful for your witness and encouragement which motivates belief… 🙂

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  4. Karla says:

    I’ve been there, wanting to give up, doubting, but I can’t give up, and I realized that this is my life until I died, to seek Him, to give Him my heart, and to do the things He teaches me to do, I love Him and I’m with Him on this journey for good, because I can’t exist any other way.

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  5. Myrsmakeup says:

    PR- we have surely been missing you! I would love to hear any words of wisdom you have at this trying time in this world. Will you please share your thoughts with us??
    [I have been instructed to not post for now, but I can answer some questions. Things will eventually ease up. This is not the collapse, but a time to prepare for future difficulties. The best thing anyone can do at this time is focus on their relationship with the Lord. PR]

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  6. rustyshackleford82 says:

    When Zion begins to be established, will it be known by the world, or will it be secret [It will not be known at first. PR]

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Casey Lee says:

    “Are you seeking to know Him, and love Him to a greater degree than ever before? What are your motives? Is it to be His servant or to gratify a curiosity?”

    This is a great question.

    Many of the questions I ask stem simply for a desire to know Him — to see Him a He is and love Him as He is. I want to give Him that.

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