Your Nakedness Before God – Mormon 9:5-6

5 For behold, when ye shall be brought to see your nakedness before God, and also the glory of God, and the holiness of Jesus Christ, it will kindle a flame of unquenchable fire upon you.
6 O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord; cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair, and white, having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, at that great and last day.
(Mormon 9:5-6)

Our Heavenly Father knows everything about us. We can’t hide anything from Him. We know this. When we visualize the Final Judgment, we can understand why Moroni speaks of our “nakedness” before God. Nothing can be hidden from Him; nothing is unknown.

But do we sometimes act as if we didn’t understand this principle? For example, when we pray, do we discuss all aspects of our lives, including the awkward and embarrassing parts? Or do our prayers resemble conversations with our friends, emphasizing the things which we are comfortable revealing but minimizing or ignoring others? Are we reluctant to shine a light on the dark corners of our lives, even though we realize He already knows what is there?

Today, I will follow Moroni’s admonition to “cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus.” I will speak candidly and transparently with Him about all aspects of my life, recognizing that He already knows all of my weaknesses, all of my failings, all of my mistakes, as well as all of my strengths, accomplishments, and potential. I will open my whole heart and mind to Him, recognizing that in doing so I’m not actually revealing anything to Him, but rather allowing Him to cleanse and to purify me.

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