So, We've been talking to some people alot about the Word of Wisdom. The word of wisdom is a law of health, a revelation given to the prophet Joseph Smith from the Lord. It's recorded in the 89 section of the Doctrine and Covenants.
I think we all know how bad smoking is but how bad is it really?
Well, ya smell bad, stains teeth, bad breath, 3 times more cavities and causes smaller lungs and weaker hearts.
Smoking can effect us in so many different ways.
Our physical condition affects us spiritually, Heavenly Father gives us commandments to help us, improve our health physically and spiritually.
When we put these things into our bodies, they make us unclean. We make it so we can't have the spirit to be with us, because the spirit can't dwell in unclean places.
Having the Holy Ghost is a precious gift from our Heavenly Father. The Spirit testifies of truth, he is a companion, helps protect us, leads and guides us, helps us to choose the right.
What a blessing!! After we are baptized, by someone holding that proper authority we recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost. Why would we not want it? To have a constant companion, testifies of truth, & comforts us.
"One cigarette may not be enough to give you emphysema, but it is enough to alienate you from the Spirit. One sip of beer may not make you an alcoholic and leave you penniless and homeless, but it is enough to leave you without the Spirit."
We recieve blessings by keeping the word of wisdom. We'll improve our physical and spiritual well being.
In Corinthians 3:16-17 the apostle paul refers to our bodies as a temple, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."
I truly believe this scripture. Our bodies our temples, they are precious gifts from our Father in Heaven. He gave us the Word of Wisdom to help us take care of them. We will be able to recieve guidance from God, and be able to listen to the spirtiual promptings and feelings of the spirit. Our wisdom and knowledge will increase.
I'm so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father to give us the Word of Wisdom. I know that by living it we will be blessed and that we will recieve guidance from the spirit. Our bodies our precious to our Father in Heaven and we need to take care of them!
I love you all.. and Remember,
who you are and what you stand for!