Kirk’s Primary Talk: I am a Child of God

The song “I Am A Child of God” makes me feel good when I listen to it. It’s track number 3 on a CD I listen to in my room. It helps me to feel the Spirit

The Spirit helps me choose the right, and be kind, and be honest.

The Spirit also helps us to follow Jesus, and helps us to know what is true.

I don’t always make good choices. Sometimes I make mistakes or choose bad things. That’s part of life.

When we make bad choices we get hard consequences. In our family, sometimes we get plain Rice Krispies instead of a fancier breakfast.

When we make bad choices, we need to fix them and never do them again. We need to repent.

If I hit Alex in the head, I need to tell him I’m sorry, and pray to tell Heavenly Father I’m sorry, and never do it again.

Jesus Christ makes it possible for us to be forgiven. He died for us. He suffered for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and paid the punishment for our sins.

Heavenly Father lets us make bad choices because he wants us to learn from our mistakes. If we didn’t get to make our own choices, then we wouldn’t actually learn.

Our bad choices move us away from God, but our good choices move us closer to him.

Heavenly Father sent us here to earth for a little while to see if we can do what he taught us to do in heaven. He wants us to be able to live with him again someday. This is called the Plan of Salvation, or the Plan of Happiness.

I have a testimony about Jesus Christ, that I know he is true. I know that I am a child of God, and I want to repent and live with him again someday.

And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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