Wednesday, March 9, 2011

He Knows You.

"Nothing will surprise us more than when we get to heaven and see the Father and realize how well we know Him and how familiar His face is to us." — Pres. Ezra Taft Benson

That quote has been resonating in my head for the last week. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. The implications are powerful! He knows us well, and wants us to live with Him. Will we regret anything from this life when we pass? Will we see Him, remember His face, feel His love, and be ashamed and sorry? Are we doing all we can to show how much we love Him?

I wish I could show people just how much their Father in Heaven loves them. His love is manifest to me as I do the small and simple things that He asks and keep His commandments. In return, He sends the Holy Ghost to gently nudge me in the right direction and give me comforting assurances that what I am doing is correct, and that He approves. From these feelings, we can know that we are engaged in what we need to be to be able to return to live again with Him. I have come to cherish and value these feelings.

Anyone who is searching for their Heavenly Father will find Him. He is not as far distant as we sometimes suppose. Indeed, Christ himself tells us that if we look for Him, we will find Him.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" Matthew 7:7

That promise is absolute. There is no, "maybe Ill find him," or "maybe He will answer me." He promises very plainly that He will manifest himself unto us. I know that is true. I know that he loves each and every one of us, and as we follow His son, Jesus Christ, and have faith, repent, and are baptized, we can be granted a spot alongside Him for eternity. Nephi says,

"Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life."

I am so thankful for that promise.


  1. The first thing I thought of when I read this was the song "I can only imagine" by Mercy Me. The chorus says: "Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?....Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all? I can only imagine! I can only imagine!" I too can only imagine the joy I will find when I do see Him again. What an amazing promise we have! To dwell with God!

  2. Awesome post! He knows us more than we know ourselves. And it is by the "small and simple things [where] great things are brought to pass." (Alma 37:6) God lives and LOVES each and everyone of us. I am grateful that I have come to know that. Thanx for the post, just what I needed to hear:)

  3. I'm so grateful to know that God loves us. This is such a peaceful feeling. I cant wait for that day when I get to see Him again. I will live my life so that when that day comes he will say to me, "well done thou good and faithful servant."

  4. I love that quote.. Im going to use it for my daily quote!! :) thanx!!

  5. What an amazing quote to ponder. Our Father in Heaven is always closer to us than we can possibly know; his traits, qualities, even features are displayed in every one of us. I can't wait to see Him again.

  6. Just reading this is actually kind of reassuring. Like, just to know other people have knowledge of this...