As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we know that we are given the gift of the Holy Ghost. President Eyring reminds us of the power the Holy Ghost has. " The Holy Ghost is a powerful source of light to recognize truth, to follow and love the Lord Jesus Christ, and to find our way back to God after this life." What a true blessing it is and a comfort to have the Holy Ghost as a source of light. It is so important that we keep ourselves worthy to have His constant companionship. There are many things that force the Holy Ghost out of our lives and Gossiping is one of them. When we gossip, as it is so common today and a brutal problem, we lose an extremely POWERFUL source of light. Life becomes harder but our hearts beat with pain because of the lost happiness. It is so important that we are baptized but also important that we remain worthy!
" The enemy of your soul knows you and your goodness. He knows that if he can turn you away from walking in the light, he can both capture you and stop you from helping others along the journey. He knows how good you are and your power to teach and influence hundreds of Heavenly Father's children in this life--and thousands over the generations that will follow your path. If he can get you to wander away from the light on your journey, he can do harm and bring misery to many." Do you see how important this is? If this quote by President Eyring doesn't strike you in some way please find a desire in your heart to understand and care. You WILL teach and influence hundreds!! You have power to do that and Satan knows you do! Thousands will follow your path! All of which are Heavenly Father's Children. BUT, if he can get you to wander from your light he will... and MANY others will fall and be miserable in return.
To go along with this topic i have two scriptures that are so near and dear to my heart that I would like to share. They are Matthew 5: 14,16 " Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.".. " Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." It is so important that we let our light shine because we ARE the light of the world. I am so grateful for this blessing in my life. I know that it is important that we continue to bless others with the light that is within us. Let us show to others our light. One more quote that i just love with all my heart by President Eyring to sum it all up :) " When you walk in the light, you will feel at that moment some of the warmth and the happiness that will finally be yours when you are welcomed home again with the hundreds and perhaps thousands of others whom you will bring with you, who have walked in the light because you did." I have a firm testimony in this particular principle. I know that if we try our very hardest to walk in the light we will in fact influence so many others! You can and will make a difference! Don't give up! Keep going and keep smiling! :)