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I listened to a great fireside from Jumping Turtle on YouTube. One of the speakers said something so profound that it struck a light within me. 

I am so grateful to share this. 

The speaker was named Britain Covey. He said something that he heard a while back and I’m paraphrasing when he said, “Jesus Christ isn’t waiting for the world to become more wicked for the second coming, He is waiting for the people to be more righteous.”

I loved this comment that he made.

I have always thought that the world would need to be completely topsy turvey to have the second coming happening. 

I would envision the world and the people to be miserable. 

Centering Our Life On Jesus Christ

When he mentioned that the people would need to be more righteous, it was a light that went off inside me. It made complete sense!

The first thought that came to mind was, “I would need to make sure that everything I am doing, saying, experiencing would need to be more centered towards my Savior, Jesus Christ.”

That was my thought and it made me so happy to think that. I WANT to be centering my life around my Savior in all that I do, say, and think. 

That thought brought so much peace and comfort to me. It reminds me of our glorious purpose here on earth. We are all people that came from a home with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 

As we here are earth our experiences will help us grow, change, hopefully become the people we desire and our Heavenly Father desires us to be. Really…for us to build our lives centered on Jesus Christ. 

Yes, we will make mistakes along the way but as long as we are trying to progress and grow, I know we will be blessed and applauded for our efforts.

The Foundation YOU Are Building

I love when I am reading the scriptures and I feel the spirit consume me with the grace and love Jesus Christ has for me. I feel stronger and gain more faith in a foundation that will build my life and spirit.

Helaman 5:12

12. And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yeah, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. 

I reviewed this scripture with my family during our Come Follow Me. It was great to review since I wasn’t feeling mentally or spiritually ready for scripture study with them.

I wanted to get them ready for bed. I had chores I wanted to get done. I wanted to be with them expressing my love and beliefs of what I know to be true, but I didn’t want to at that time. 

Before we started the lesson, I said a prayer with all of them. This prayer was very vulnerable for me. I wanted to be truthful and humble about what I was feeling. I was feeling annoyed with doing Come Follow Me until I started off with the prayer.

In my prayer I said, “please bless that I will be humble enough to listen to the words that we will learn. I want to grow and become better. I don’t want to be annoyed.”

As I finished the prayer I could feel the spirit comfort me. In that moment I could feel myself building a stronger foundation. A spiritual foundation.

I felt a stronger foundation in being humbled by the spirit in prayer. A stronger foundation with my Heavenly Father on learning how to focus my life towards His Son, Jesus Christ. A stronger foundation with my family. 

Building Life Upward

As a family, when we are learning the gospel and reading the scriptures I feel a strength that builds our home. It’s built with love, peace, understanding, and a firm foundation. 

As I am building my life upward, heavenward, I know that I will grow and become a person that I strive for before my Savior comes for the second time. 

I don’t aspire to be panicked or miserable before His appearance. I want to feel filled with His light and love. I want to strengthen my foundation in Him. I want to look to Him in all that I do, say, and think. 

I don’t feel misery or don’t feel like I am breaking or falling down with my life is centered towards Him. 

He is our Light

It really is a brightness that I look forward to as I pray, think of Him, and learn of Him. 

He is the brightness, the glory and grace in the moments of misery as we turn to Him. 

It was humbling to feel that peace gently resting upon me as I prayed with my family at a moment where I was being negative. 

I love the idea of humbling myself more and more to make better choices. I love the idea of choosing to become better at this moment of time and progressing more and more. 

What I love the MOST is Jesus Christ is completely aware of us, our foundation, and who we are wanting to become. I say, invite Him in. Allow Him to help you build yourself up! Allow Him to help you in all the areas that are rocky, that need smoothing. 

He is our advocate. He is our foundation. He is our rock! 

Grow with Him. It’s so brightening in an ever dimming world. 

About Author

My name is Brianna Marshall. I was born in Dayton, Ohio into a Air Force family. We moved to Colorado Springs, CO when I was 5 years old and lived there till I moved off to College to Orem, Utah in 2007. I was raised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm still actively practicing the same faith today. I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Communications. I was married to my husband Dom in 2010 in the San Diego Temple. Dom and I have two children, one a boy, named Ronen, and a girl, named Ryen. I have been in and out of teaching physical fitness for over 10 years. I love to run and weight lift most days of the week. I also love to do yoga at night to calm me down before bed. I have always had a love for baked goods. My mom made a great dessert every Sunday and made them upon request growing up. I have always been really well at expressing my thoughts and feelings. I love to express a lot of my spiritual feelings with friends and family. As a young girl, I worked really hard to have a great relationship with my Father in Heaven. I have felt His presence from the time I was 8 and currently still feel his love and desire for me to become closer to Him. I desire to be a missionary as well as help others understand His love for all of His children. I find that being friendly, understanding and being compassionate to everyone is the best example of His son, Jesus Christ. I strive to follow His teachings. I also stumble with all of it. I'm so grateful for the atonement and repentance when I'm in need of change of heart and a compassionate spirit. I find life to be so beautiful and I'm grateful everyday for the experiences I have. I am a wife, mother, daughter of God, writer, runner, baker, and an imperfect being striving to be the best me.

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