When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Heaven is Filled With....


I love this simple statement.  It reminds me that we are all sinners.  That none of us are what we seem to be.  It reminds me that we each have things to repent of, and that we shouldn't judge others who are having difficulties are challenges.  
I heard a great idea for a talk the other day.  It was simply, STOP IT!    When you start looking at anyone else and justifying your own sins, STOP IT!  When you judge someone else by comparing them to others, STOP IT!  When you think that you are better than someone else, STOP IT!  When you think that anyone's sins are worse than yours, STOP IT!
None of us have the right to judge anyone else.  We haven't walked in their shoes.  We haven't endured their trials.  We haven't felt their pain.  Somehow, in a way that many don't understand, our Heavenly Father loves us all.  He has provided a way that we can return to him.  That is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and repentance for our sins.
Each of us want to be forgiven.  Each of us need a second chance.  Aren't we blessed that our God is a God of Second Chances and New Beginnings?   Isn't it wonderful that Heaven is really filled with those who have been forgiven, as well as those who are able to forgive?  Through Christ, all mankind may be saved.  With Him anything is possible.  So, think for a moment about that wonderful love and forgiveness and start applying it to everyone you meet.  We all have a chance to be a blessing to those around us.  We all have the opportunity to give others their own second chance.  If you are holding onto a grudge or a hurt or a missed opportunity, let it go.  God will heal you if you will just let Him.  


  1. Just a very lovely post and Amen to it all.
    Blessings and hugs!

  2. Elder Uchtdorfs words are AMAZING! I love that talk of his with the "Stop it!" phrase! :D Is that quote "Heaven is filled with those who have been forgiven, and those who forgive" from the same talk? I don't recall that one and am excited to add it to my list of quotes; thanks! :D Won't it be great when we one dayare perfected and surrounded by nonjudgmental people? :) How great it is to have a few wonderful people in our lives who are so nonjudgmental - right now. I pray that I am one of them...
    Corine :D