Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Build a Better Understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

How do we come to have even somewhat of an understanding of the Atonement? Often times I feel like its going to take me an entire lifetime to figure it out!! Today though I learned some amazing tips from some AWESOME missionaries here in Palmyra, New York, of how we can come to learn to use and apply the Atonement in our lives. I thought it would bless you readers too.

A point that they made before they went into explaining to us missionaries the 3 tips to understand the Atonement better, was that:

Until we are faced with the Atonement, we won't truly understand it.

What I got from that, was that we need to have an experience with the Atonement, which every single person CAN have. Christ suffered in that Garden of Gethsemane in the picture above, for every person on this entire earth, including you. Here are the 3 tips they gave us.

3 ways of how we can come to understand the Atonement:

#1. We need to bear frequent testimony of the Atonement in whatever way we have experienced it in our lives.

#2. Be in the Book of Mormon as often as possible. The Book of Mormon references the Atonement numerous times. What better way to learn it than to read about it?

#3. Experience trials (which we do everyday) but to use the Atonement to get through those trials when they do come into your life.

I know that these three things can help you and I challenge you to try them out. I'm going to put them to the test myself! I know that our Savior loves each of us individually and if you don't know that, then ask Heavenly Father if I am telling you the truth. I know you'll receive an answer that will blow your mind and change your life forever.