We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. He wants to help us better understand our own worth and why we are here. God has often revealed himself to certain prophets, and these prophets have written down their experiences. What God tells the prophets often applies to us, because we are also his children, and if he were to reveal himself to us, he would say very similar things. In Moses chapter 1, we read about when God reveals himself to Moses. One thing that has always been interesting to me, is that in verse 1 we read that this is “the words of God, which he spake unto Moses at a time when Moses was caught up into an exceedingly high mountain.” Moses had gone to a mountain, probably a place where he could be secluded, where he could clear his thoughts, and probably pray to God. It was when Moses was in such a place that God was able to reveal himself to Moses. Moses put himself in a place where he could feel the Spirit.
It has always impressed me that in this chapter, God tells Moses specifically “thou art my son.” However, God does not just say it once. He says it three separate times. He tells Moses how important Moses is, and that Moses, as his son is “…in the similitude of mine Only Begotten” (verse 6). God wants Moses to know of his own worth, and what he can become. Whereas Satan, the first thing he does, in verse 12 is tell Moses that “he is a son of man.” Moses quickly replies and tells him of his own divine worth, that he is a Son of God, and that he is in the similitude of the Only Begotten.
In our own lives, I feel that we are constantly told we are of worth in church, through prayer, and in the scriptures. However, Satan is the first to tell us that we have no worth, that we do not have a certain path for this life, and that we are not a precious child of God. Satan does not just tell us this once, but over and over again. It is important that we always remember where that negativity is coming from—it is not coming from our loving Father, but from the adversary. He will continuously try to drag us down whereas as our Father will always lift us up. That is why faith and fear cannot work together. God will always help us have faith, faith in ourselves and our circumstances, whereas Satan will always push us to have fear in our futures and the outcomes.
I know that God does love us, and that he has a plan for us. He wants us to know that we are his precious children. He has given us scriptures so that we can read how he has interacted with prophets, so that we can apply that into our own lives. He loves us just as much as he loved any prophet he talked to. God will always show us love, and show us how we can improve. Satan, on the other hand, will tear us down and make us feel unloved and unimportant. May we always listen to our loving Heavenly Father, who can help us attain our goals and dreams, and do things we never imagined that we could do.