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Dear Gramps,

I’m one of those who are trying to be good faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of the restoration of the Lord’s Church, the fact that Heavenly Father and His Son live and that they commune with living prophets in our day. I love the Church and its doctrine. I have a worry though. I appreciate Jesus for His atoning sacrifice. I know that it is only through Him that I, you and everyone else can be exalted. My problem now is how do I make that a reality in my life. How can I build a special relationship with the Savior to the extent that I feel His love for us. I know He loves us but how do I actually feel that. I know of His love and I have a testimony of it, the only missing part is actually feeling it. I hope you will understand my question even though I feel that words are limited and I fail to really ask my question as I want to.

Kojo

 

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Dear Kojo,

Many things are more elusive when we search for them than when we do not. You can build a special relationship with the Savior by serving and blessing his other children. It seems difficult to consider not seeking for what you want, but if you were to let that desire to build a special relationship go by the board and seek to bless the lives of others as the Savior would have you do you would be building that special relationship. The Savior expressed the thought in these words—

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it (Matt 10:39).

To lose oneself in the service of others is the shortest road to a close relationship with the Savior. He will guide you in doing his work and through that guidance you will come to know him much more intimately, and thus will realize your noble desire.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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