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God Does Have A Plan - For You!

Updated on January 1, 2011

What do Mormons see in the stars?

What do we see when we study the heavens and all their Majesty?
What do we see when we study the heavens and all their Majesty?

The Heavens Witness A Pattern - That Proclaims Purpose In Our Life!

The wonderful thing about writing, is the opportunity that I am given, by those of you - who are willing to listen, to that, which is dearest to my heart. And so I thank you, for I know that it is a choice, that you conscientiously make, to read that which I write...

As you well know, the internet is a very difficult place, to try and hold someone’s attention. After all, with only a simple little click, you can be transported an eternity away from where you are, right now, and literally within seconds. We live in the most fascinating and marvelous of times, in the history of the world. Have you ever wondered why, you are here - right now?

I don’t know about you, but I have thought to myself... what would it have been like, to have been here upon the earth, at any other time in history, than I am right now? Have you? There may certainly be people I would have wanted to know, or places in time that I would love to have experienced, but overall, the answer for me, is - no thank you. I prefer my warm cozy bed, with my clean sheets... and a toilet! Sorry, but I have to be honest. Now, if I had a time machine and could return when I wanted to, then perhaps, I might think it okay... just to try it out. And then, I would return - to that which I call home, with all its flaws.

The Helpless Among Us - Are Meant To Teach Us How To Become More Christlike.

Love one another as God has loved us.
Love one another as God has loved us.
Each one of us is a Child of God
Each one of us is a Child of God
Lifting The Broken Hearted And Providing For Their Relief - is what Jesus would have us do.
Lifting The Broken Hearted And Providing For Their Relief - is what Jesus would have us do.

When Ye Have Done It Unto The Least Of These My Brethren, Ye Have Done It Unto Me

I am deeply stirred... within my heart, for I know that while there are so many of us, who are enjoying prosperity, with so many blessings in our lives... yet, there are multitudes, who go without -- so much, that we simply take for granted. Here in the United States, in even the worst of circumstance -- most can receive at least enough, to continue life.

I know that most of us, have a difficult time, dwelling on such thoughts. There is something within all of us, that desires much different, for these innocent people throughout the world. And yet, we will never be able to do enough. But, we must continue to reach out personally, in whatever small way, we are capable.

I can’t help but think of these words of our Savior, Jesus Christ, as he taught us how, to show our love for Him.

Said He: “When ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”.

I am often compelled to ponder at length, on this universal condition, of why such inequality, that some have abundance, while others go without? How can we be certain, this is to be -- and to find meaning and understanding to its purpose. Surely, God, is no respector of persons? I understand, that we do not have all of the answers now, but I am one, who needs to understand how God interacts with His Children and also how we are all connected through Him. In my life, I have come to rely on God, for the understanding, that this world with all of its great minds, cannot and does not give to me.

I have never been satisfied in feeling or thinking, that we are all incidentals, of some unorganized ‘big bang’. As a matter of fact, if the ‘beginning’ did start out because of a big bang, then this, is precisely how God brings about His Plan. I have no problem with this. He is a master scientists, in the bringing about of miracles. So, when man makes a discovery and thinks to leave Him, who is the Creator, out of the equation... I don’t buy it. That we exist, in such splendor and beauty, and at the same time, such devastation and sorrow; is that, which demands more, than a closed book on the subject.

Where And How - Does Our Life Begin - And WHY?

Have You Ever Considered - Why?
Have You Ever Considered - Why?
Anything Less Than A Miracle?
Anything Less Than A Miracle?
You Are A Child Of God - A Miracle!
You Are A Child Of God - A Miracle!
And - He Has Sent You Here...
And - He Has Sent You Here...

God Is Prepared To Give, To Those Who Ask...

No, I expect much more understanding coming from God, than just that. I do not set aside science and its many findings. For me, it only proves that God is that much more, than I ever comprehended in my finite mind. To me, science is that which testifies of Him, the Creator. The Master of the Universe. And it is He, who is allowing through technology today, these amazing revelations, that those who will see, may come to know Him.

We can only wonder what the prophet Abraham, the great astronomer that he was, would have thought of technology today. Incredible as it may 'seem' -- we are able to see millions of light years away now, as we gaze into the the heavens, with all that man has invented to do so. As I contemplate the means by which Abraham was shown the heavens... I am now led to believe, that he would most likely look to his posterity and reply -- 'Why don't you just ask God to show you?'

FAITH, such a simple word.

I am learning to love astronomy. As a matter of fact, it is becoming a new hobby of mine, to understand the heavens from this perspective. It could be just me, but I honestly cannot even comprehend, how anyone could think anything less, than God, when gazing up into the open sky, on a clear and crisp night; and to behold the heavens in all their glory. To embrace these kinds of experiences, which cause us to contemplate the majesty of all that is occurring in harmony, that we do not understand fully, is to witness of that, which is also taking place, right here and right now - upon this earth, which He also created. Only God, has that view; as He gazes upon His Children, with perfect understanding of all that is transpiring in our lives.

To consider less than this, to me, is a lack of understanding of who we are. We are each, a child of God. I know that this is true. I feel it. I see it. I smell it. I touch it. I hear it. Everywhere, that I choose to know Him - I can see Him. He is here, for all who will seek, to find Him. I do believe, that ALL things testify of Him.



Ten Little Fingers.
Ten Little Fingers.

Before Our Very Eyes... We Behold Truth!

I am a lover of truth. Not necessarily any truth, although every piece of knowledge has value to the whole. But I, am a lover of those truths, which teach me, how to know Him better. I enjoy learning things about all kinds of different subjects. A little here, a little there... you know, just to be up on what's going on in this world. I don't consider myself an expert in any area. Somehow though, I am drawn to the spiritual realm, of that which we exist within. I am confident, that all these things are meant to work together. Just as there are patterns in the heavens, which bring about a magnificent harmony of existence, so there must also be a pattern, in what human-beings experience here, during our very brief lives. Each one of us, a marvelous creation, equal in the sight of God - are a miracle. And yet, we are born, we live and we all will die. This is a fact of our existence here upon this earth.

  • Everyone, who has ever lived, or ever will live - has a part in making this all come about -- this thing we call life.

Like many processes that come about through nature, we can't seem to figure them out... but nonetheless, they do! We call these things miracles.

God has a plan for our being together here and in the next life...

We learn and grow together as we endure to the end.
We learn and grow together as we endure to the end.


"Come... and See."
"Come... and See."

His Signs - Wonders - Miracles -- All Point To A Creator!

I love this definition of the word miracle, which is taken from the Bible, KJV, dictionary, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, edition.

An important element in the work of Jesus Christ, being not only divine acts, but forming also a part of the divine teaching. Christianity is founded on the greatest of all miracles, the resurrection of our Lord. If that be admitted, other miracles cease to be improbable. Miracles should not be regarded as deviations from the ordinary course of nature so much as manifestations of divine or spiritual power. Some lower law was in each case superseded by the action of the higher. They were intended to be a proof to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ (Matt. 11: 4-5; John 2: 11; John 10: 25; John 20: 30-31). Many of them were also parabolic and instructive, teaching by means of symbols such divine truths as the result of sin and the cure of sin; the value of faith; the curse of impurity; and the law of love. The miracles of healing also show how the law of love is to deal with the actual facts of life. Miracles were and are a response to faith, and its best encouragement. They were never wrought without prayer, felt need, and faith.

It is important to notice the different names by which miracles are described. They are called signs, as being visible tokens of an invisible power; they are powers or mighty works, because they are the acts of One who is almighty; they are simply works, or the natural results of the Messiah’s presence among men; they are wonders, marvels, because of the effect produced on those who saw them. The following miracles are found in one Gospel only -


The curing of two blind men (Matt. 9:27-31)

the casting out of a devil from the dumb man (Matt. 9:32-34)

the stater in the fish's mouth (Matt. 17:24-27)

Can you even begin to explain it...

To Live, To Learn - How To Love, As He Loves...

To Understand Our Purpose In Live - Is To Know How To Act...

To bring about a human life, is the greatest miracle of all, that we are engaged in. I have given birth, naturally I might add (smiling) to five miracles. I did it, but I don't know how I did it? Do you? We all know 'how' babies are made, but, not really. Only do we know, up to the part of conception, kind of... And then, nature takes over and we are outside of the veil, of that life, as it is preparing to come forth. We can now take pictures to look inside the womb of a pregnant women, just like astronomers are able to gaze into the heavens. Even to SEE life, at different stages, is a gift. We get to glimpse, ever so slightly, inside -- to see what is going on? Maybe scientists will figure this out too? We can only imagine this ever happening.

Maybe I was somewhere left in the dust on this one, but, when I found out, that scientist do not even know, how simple aspirin, or ibuprofen, etc... work -- I was dumbfounded. Really. This made no sense to me at all. Think about that one? We pop this little pill and our fever comes down, or our headache finally goes away - but those who manufacture that pill, don't really understand just how it works in the body to produce the desired results. Crazy, isn't it? Perhaps you already knew that? But then, I learned a bit more about the word 'research'...

Scientists keep searching and searching and re-searching a 'thing', until it does what they want it to do -- with as few side-effects as possible! So all of us who take medications, can rest assure, knowing that we are in good hands. (now laughing)

Jesus Christ Is The Resurrection And The Life!

Ask, And It Shall Be Given, Seek And Ye Shall Find...

Isn't God, and His majesty - Wonderful? And that we, who are His children, does He kindly brings us along, so that we may learn all that there is to learn. And we all know, that self-discovery is the most effective way to learn. He is, the Master Teacher. Don't show me, tell me and then let me figure it out, all by myself... and then, I can not only see 'the thing', but I know the how and the why of 'it' -- And I can now say that I understand it, unto knowledge.

Ask, seek and knock. This is the formula, that God has given His children, so that they may know 'how' to find Him. It is by His Power, through the Holy Ghost, that we find Him. Man cannot confirm to us, when we have truly found Him. That is given by His Spirit, to do so. For those who cast aside this promise, that He has given... multiple times in Holy scripture -- they will not find Him. They will be tossed to and fro, by the teachings of man - who interprets scripture by and through his finite mind.


I AM The beginning And The End.
I AM The beginning And The End.
I Am The First And The Last.
I Am The First And The Last.
From Eternity To All Of Eternity...
From Eternity To All Of Eternity...

As I Gaze Into The Heavens - I Know That My Redeemer Lives!

Some, may feel that we have received all that our Father in Heaven is ever going to reveal about Himself, and that the answers to these far reaching questions will just need to wait. Like I said before, I am in need of understanding of my life, and I am grateful that He IS willing to share much, much more -- than many are aware of...



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  • Shahid Bukhari profile image

    Shahid Bukhari 

    10 years ago from My Awareness in Being.

    God's love for his Created, Human ... is seventy times more than the love, a mother has, for her child ...

    Yet, many do not reciprocate His Love, with love ... many deny Him ... a lot of them do, exactly, what God Hath Forbidden ...

    God's Plan for humans Is ... that, we humans be Humans, in His Ordained, Image for Humans ...

  • LdsNana-AskMormon profile imageAUTHOR

    Kathryn Skaggs 

    12 years ago from Southern California

    @foodstorage @TLC Grandparent -

    Thank you for your kind encouragement:-)



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    TLC Grandparent 

    12 years ago from Maryland, USA

    I always enjoy the way you make things so easy to understand. Thanks.

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    12 years ago from Utah

    I agree with "Pretty Princess" I love the imagery you have included. It really mades the hub incredible.

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    Pretty Princess 

    13 years ago

    Great pictures on this article.

  • LdsNana-AskMormon profile imageAUTHOR

    Kathryn Skaggs 

    13 years ago from Southern California

    Thank you Wehzo.

    I think that you know, I feel the same way... it is a privilege that our paths have crossed.



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    13 years ago

    Thank you for this beautiful hub LdsNana-AskMormon. You do an excellent job in defending what you believe. It is a privilege to communicate with others who are lovers of 'Truth'.

  • LdsNana-AskMormon profile imageAUTHOR

    Kathryn Skaggs 

    13 years ago from Southern California

    Thank You Doghouse.

    Truth is beautiful, wherever, however and whenever -

    it is given.

    It is His.



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    In The Doghouse 

    13 years ago from California


    Again, I am amazed at the beauty in which you display truth. Thank you for being so open with your testimony.

  • LdsNana-AskMormon profile imageAUTHOR

    Kathryn Skaggs 

    13 years ago from Southern California

    Hi MrMarmalde -

    I would love to know what is puzzling to you? Perhaps I can help? Also, I have many links that you may use to understand these concepts more clearly.

    I will be posting Part Two of this article soon... I hope that ties some things together for you...

    Thank you for visiting once again.



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    13 years ago from Sydney

    I have sat and reaf your hub three times and there are some puzzling aspects.

    Overall I agree with a large prportion of thecontent,specially about Children

    Over all an excellent hub

    Thank you


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