Being a child of God means that I can become like him in heaven someday.
Without a body, we wouldn’t be able to come to earth to learn the things we need to do, like having a family and helping others.
We become like Heavenly Father when we make good choices and when we focus on lighting up the world.
But while we’re here, we also make bad choices. When that happens, we need to repent. If we don’t repent, we end up being like Laman and Lemuel, and keep going back to doing bad things.
If we haven’t repented, we can’t live with Heavenly Father again.
To repent we have to say we’re sorry, and never make that bad choice again, and learn from our experiences.
Jesus paid the price for our sins, and gave us the atonement. That’s how we are forgiven when we repent.
Heavenly Father wants us to repent so that we can all come to heaven and live with him again.
He helps us by sending the Holy Ghost to calm us down when we get angry, and through the atonement which helps us to be better.
I know that God loves us so much that he wants us to come and see Him again, and be with Him in Heaven.
And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.