New Creatures in Christ

Caterpillar to Butterfly

As missionaries we help others to become new creatures and in doing so, we realize the value of becoming new creatures ourselves. Have we truly become new? How do you know if your missionary service really changed you? Well, here is a quote that doesn’t leave much room for question. Marion G. Romney said it this way:

Converted means to turn from one belief or course of action to another. Conversion is a spiritual and moral change. Converted implies not merely mental acceptance of Jesus and his teachings but also a motivating faith in him and his gospel. A faith which works a transformation, an actual change in one’s understanding of life’s meaning and in his allegiance to God in interest, in thought, and in conduct. In one who is really wholly converted, desire for things contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ has actually died. And substituted therefore is a love of God, with a fixed and controlling determination to keep his commandments.” (Guatemala Area Conference 1977, 8–9)

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So what does this mean to you? Please share. Do you feel that you have become converted in this way?

avatar Andy Proctor (42 Posts)

Andy is the creator of T​he Returned Missionary (this blog)​, encouraging the tens of thousands of LDS missionaries who come home every year to continue to be productive, hardworking, faithful, and happy long after their full-time mission has ended. His goal with this blog is to help people know how they can live the gospel while living their dreams. He just launched his first book for RMs, called ​Live Your Mission: 21 Powerful Principles to Discover Your Life Mission after Your Mission, which is the first book in the L​ive My Gospel​ book series. He also owns and manages the blog. He is a regular contributor to Meridian Magazine and has been featured on the blog as well as LDS Living and Deseret News.

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