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Yesterday I was pleased to hear a great talk about repentance given by Virginia H. Pearce. She is the daughter of a great religious leader, Gordon B. Hinckley. She shared some stories about her personal life which has been rich with experience. Most importantly, she talked about how much our Savior loves us and how we are partners with him to help bring the members of our human family to Him. Also she talked about how, by repenting, we have an intimate relationship with our Savior. As we become more in tune with Him, we can learn to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and be guided by the Lord.
A few months ago, I heard a talk by Brad Wilcox. I believe he is a professor at a religious university. He was talking about "becoming". He said that the most important thing we can do for ourselves is to keep improving. In improving little by little we are "becoming" the person God has intended us to be. We are gaining more understanding as we pray and we are moving toward a Christ-like persona. Our person is becoming like Christ.
Repentance is for all of us. We are all sinners. We may not kill anyone or we may not be a drug addict. However, we all do things that are not right. We hurt people either intentionally or unintentionally. We need to ask God for forgiveness. If we pray to Our Father in Heaven and close our prayer "in the name of Jesus Christ", we know that he has heard us. We know that, with faith, we will be able to move forward. We need to repent whenever we do something that makes us feel a little uncomfortable or a lot uncomfortable.
The grandest thing to remember is that it is not in God's nature to be untrue. He cannot be untrue. The Lord said that he is always there for us. He cannot lie. He is always there for us. Even in our darkest hour, the Lord will hear our sincere prayer. I promise.
Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. In the meantime, I hope and pray that God will bless you with whatever you stand in need of.