God is our Heavenly Father

Happy Father’s Day today!    It is important to realize and recognize that we are Children of our Heavenly Father.  God is not only our Creator and our Ruler, but he is our Father in Heaven.  He is the Father of our spirits.  All men and women are literally the sons and daughters of God.   And we, every person on earth, all who were born before now and all who will be born, are our spiritual brothers and sisters.  Because we are the spirit children of God, we have inherited the potential to develop His divine qualities.  God wants us to be happy and to have joy.  He has created a way that through Jesus Christ, that we can be resurrected and live happily with God again.

Seven years ago I wrote a post on Father’s Day, you can read it in its fullness here:

I want to quote myself from that article.  Speaking of watching my children,

“As I watch my two toddlers, I often think about our Heavenly Father watching over us.  I think of the love that He has for us.  When my son works on a puzzle, gets stuck and asks for help, I’m willing to help him out with it.  I also think about God being eager to help us if we come to him with our problems.  The scripture in Matthew 7:9-11 fits well:

“Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?  Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask of him?”

I know that there are so many times when we struggle, that we can pray and ask God for help and he will help us.  He will answer our prayers.   The way he answers isn’t always the way we expect or hope.  He may not remove the trials and challenges that we are facing, but will give us the strength and ability to work our way through them.  When we pray for assistance, he will help us in the way which will best help and benefit us to grow and to learn.  Our Heavenly Father truly does love and care for us.

So when you call and talk to your Dad this evening on the phone, don’t forget to call upon your Heavenly Father too.

What do Mormons Believe about God?

We believe that there is a God.  God is our loving Heavenly Father who knows us personally.  We are all his children.  He cares about us and knows the struggles that we go through.    God is perfect, all righteous and all knowing.  He is full of love, mercy, charity, truth, power and knowledge.   All good things come from God and everything he does is to help us, His children, to become like him.  He says, “Behold, this is my work and my glory – to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39)

It is important to know who God is and to have a personal relationship with Him.   We can build this relationship with God by doing the following.

  1. Believe that He exists and that He loves us (Mosiah 4:9)
  2. We need to study the scriptures (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
  3. Pray to Him (James 1:5)
  4. Obey his Commandments (John 14:21-23)

As we do these things, we will come to know God and become closer to Him.