Through every Un-Blog posting I have been attempting to highlight one truth, which is that everything we hope to attain in this life or in eternity comes to us as a result of our giving up our will in obedience to the Holy Spirit of Christ.
Not many of you commented on yesterday’s post “Becoming One with Christ”. To me this means I didn’t deliver the encapsulated truth clearly enough, or perhaps with words sufficiently inspired to lift the truths from the paper and spiritually plant them in distant hearts.
In truth, this concept of there being only one path, and how to walk it, seems to be a hard concept to master. Even though it is simple to understand, it is difficult to enthrone in our daily lives. I have had the privilege of writing hundreds of thousands of words on this subject, and explaining it hundreds of times in firesides and face-to-face visits. Very few people truly embrace how powerful this principle is, how it stands alone as our pathway to glory, and how any other course we might attempt to take cannot deliver the blessings and glory we seek.
Since there are many commandments, and many life missions, and many potential blessings along the way, it seems as if there are many ways and many “laws” to obey to receive these various blessings.
In truth, there is only one path to every blessing, including the ultimate attainment of exaltation.
There is only one tool we have in our hands – which is to identify the voice of the Holy Spirit and be flawlessly determined to obey it. This is the sacrifice of a broken heart and contrite spirit which Christ requires of us today.
There is only one outcome of obedience – which will be to become like Christ in your lifetime, to receive of His grace, to receive miracles, visions, covenants, promises and visitations, and to live our lives in the embrace of God’s love and guidance. Every other blessing we may seek, whether it be kindness, gentleness, faith, power in the priesthood, or “Oneness” with Christ, these things flow from obedience to the Holy Spirit.
There is only one destination – which is to be redeemed from the fall through the atonement of Christ and to return to Father’s presence – preferably in this life. “And every one that hearkeneth to the Spirit cometh unto God, even the Father.” (D&C 84;47)
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