An Heir of God

I love the New Testament. The gospels are first hand accounts of the presence and life of the saviour, and the books that follow are letters and teachings from disciples, for disciples. They are uplifting and focused on the most important aspects of what it means to build Zion. I was reading recently in Romans 8: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (16-18)
I thought of the blessing of Holy Ghost. Do we realise what a resource He is in bearing witness to us of our divine worth? There are plenty of days that my self esteem seems to have left me in the dust- why don’t I trust the Spirit more often when He tells me how capable I am?
I’m a sucker for any scripture that acknowledges the difficulty, the crappiness, frankly, of life sometimes. The perspective that this scripture gives is humbling. I read here: “Hollie, your parents in heaven are God; your brother is like them, and the way of your family is to accomplish the same: to ‘inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths.’ (D&C 132:19) Struggling is the divine call to share in this inheritance; to earn a place in this family, to taste the sweetness of deserved victory!”

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