Monday, December 2, 2013

God prepared a more excellent way

Moroni, a prophet in the Book of Mormon stated simply yet clearly, "God prepared a more excellent way" (Ether 12:11).

Throughout life we face trials and pitfalls, sorrow and discouragement, but God prepared a more excellent way. We sometimes lose sight of what matters most, and fall short of our potential, but God prepared a more excellent way. This mortal experience isn't easy; it is challenging, it is trying, it is difficult. Which is why God prepared a more excellent way.

"Men are, that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). "Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world" (Ether 12:4). Heavenly Father loves us, and He did not send us here to fail. He sent us here to succeed. We cannot do it alone, we have never been able to do it alone, and that is why He didn't leave us alone.

Through Jesus Christ we succeed, we conquer, we have hope, we experience the fullness of joy. I know because He is what bring me the greatest happiness. He is my Shepherd, my Master, and my best friend. As we recognize and cultivate our divine relationship with God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost our lives will change.

"In the gift of his Son hath God prepared a more excellent way." (Ether 12:11, emphasis added)

He loves you, He is always there, He has promised that He will not "fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Joshua 1:5). I know that through the fullness of the everlasting gospel found only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that we "might be partakers of the heavenly gift" (Ether 12:8). 

How grateful I am to share this message with all the world.

- Elder Horne

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