Conquer the World

Conquer the World
"They that await upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just Smile!

Smile. What do you think of? Whether it is your little niece or your best friend. Smiles are contagious and pretty much all around awesome. Smiling is good for the soul! If you don't like to smile, come see me and we'll see if we can fix that.

I like to think of the most important people in my life, and their smiles. They are important to me. Whether it really was one of my nieces or nephews, or a new friend on the streets of Philly. There is another important Smile I came across while reading the Book of Mormon the other day.

SMILE brought new meaning to me in this scripture.
"O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be Spiritually-Minded Is Life Eternal." (2 Nephi 9:39 emphasis added)
S-M-I-L-E = Spiritually-Minded is Life Eternal. So smiling means we are 'spiritually minded'. That means if the scriptures are true (they are, I promise) then we will receive Eternal Life a.k.a. live with God! Smiles get us into Heaven!

So what is being 'Spiritually-Minded'? Elder Douglas L. Callister explained it this way,
"A spiritual-minded man is observant of the beauty in the world around him. As the earth was organized, the Lord saw that “it was good.” Then, “It was very good.” It pleases our Father in Heaven when we, also, pause to note the beauty of our environment, which we will naturally do as we become more spiritually sensitive." (see his full talk 'Seeking the Spirit of God')
You better smile today
 It truly is as simple as that. If we notice God in our life, and allow His creations to magnify us, we will naturally do the right thing. Elder Callister continues in his talk in comparing all of God's creations to Moses and the burning bush. That all the world burns with the Spirit, and only they who see it take off their shoes-or respect it, pay attention to it, and seek God in it.

It's as simple as that. If we all just smile. Look to God in our lives, because He IS there, then we will feel of his comforting Spirit in our lives. It works for me all the time, every time, and it will for you to. So 'SAY CHEESE'!

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