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Becoming True Disciples: The Journey of Conversion

Today’s inspiration is drawn from “Be Ye Converted” by Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, during October 2013.

The Journey of Conversion

In a world filled with constant change and distractions, the concept of true conversion often seems distant. But as we reflect on Bonnie L. Oscarson’s powerful message, “Be Ye Converted,” we find guidance on how to embark on the journey of genuine conversion.

Scripture: Joshua 24:15 – Choosing Whom to Serve

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Heroes of Conviction

The message begins with a tribute to the heroes of faith, like the prophet-warrior Joshua, who unwaveringly chose to serve the Lord despite challenges. Such heroes exemplify the essence of true conversion.

The Tale of Agnes Hoggan

The narrative then shifts to a touching family history—a story of Agnes Hoggan, who made a profound sacrifice for her daughter’s spiritual well-being. Her unwavering faith serves as a beacon of true conversion.

Perilous Choices, Eternal Consequences

The message emphasizes the pivotal role of choices in our lives and underscores the eternal consequences they carry. The decisions we make today profoundly impact our future.

The Essence of True Conversion

True conversion transcends mere knowledge or testimony; it requires us to act upon gospel principles, allowing them to transform our hearts and lives.

Conversion as a Process

Conversion isn’t an instantaneous event but a continuous process. It involves faith, righteous efforts, and a commitment to living the principles of the gospel.

Faith Precedes Witness

A crucial insight emerges: faith precedes the witness. We must exercise faith by living gospel principles before we can receive a testimony of their truth.

Living True Gospel Principles

The story of the author’s youth highlights the power of living true gospel principles, such as the Word of Wisdom. These principles not only protect us but also deepen our conversion.

A Glorious Journey

conclusion, the message reminds us that today’s youth live in a unique time with the Come, Follow Me curriculum designed to foster conversion. Our commitment to gospel principles influences our future.

Seek True Conversion

As we reflect on the principles of true conversion, let us embrace the journey of faith and righteousness. It’s time to prioritize our personal conversion and allow it to guide our actions.

Just as heroes like Agnes Hoggan and Joshua made profound choices, we too can make choices that will bless our lives and the lives of countless others.

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