Updated: Feb 27
We have been learning about the stories of Noah in the Old Testament recently. He lived in a time of great wickedness and was called to preach the gospel and ask people to repent. He tried to do this for a long time and finally, he told them believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that you may have all things made manifest. And if ye do not do this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless, they hearkened not. After this the Lord commanded Noah to build the Ark. And said, with me, I will establish my covenant. Noah had faith and did as the Lord commanded him. The scriptures say that the floods came and the Ark was lifted up above the earth, that it went upon the face of the waters and that Noah and his family remained alive. We also live in a time of great evil. We want to be able to lift up above the evils of the world and continue to make progress and be saved. We can do this by figuratively building our own personal ark. We can start by following the prophet and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When we do this, it will help us have the strength and confidence to place the floods of our own lives. Some of the ways I can build my ark is to pray, study the scriptures and try to teach others as Chris would. Every day my mom reads a scripture of the day, These help me have a better mood for the rest of the day and choose the right. I can set personal goals to help me learn and grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually. I can learn to do what Proverbs 3:5-6, says, trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not on to thine own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. I know that I will continue to listen to the prophet and try to prepare myself spiritually and in other ways. The Lord will help me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.