Trying to Be Like Jesus

Jakob T., age 10, Nevada


He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12).

Getting Teased

One day in my P.E. class, a boy and a girl began saying the Lord’s name in vain. I told them I didn’t like them saying it, and that our church teaches us not to. For the rest of the day, they teased me about it and said it even more. When I got home, I prayed and asked Heavenly Father that they would not continue to say it and tease me. They haven’t teased me about it again! I’m thankful Heavenly Father answered my prayer. I’m thankful I can be a good example even though the other students were making fun of me.

Cookie Dough Decision

One night, I was planning on waking up early in the morning so I could eat the rest of the cookie dough left in the fridge. The next day, I woke up before 6:00 in the morning, but then I stopped and thought about what Jesus would do. I decided I shouldn’t eat the rest of the cookie dough. At breakfast I told my mom what I had wanted to do. She wasn’t angry and understood. I repented about the cookie dough, and I was happy to know that Heavenly Father understood too.

The Party Invitation

I got an invitation to one of my friend’s birthday parties, and I couldn’t go because it was on Sunday. I made a choice to not go to the party, and instead of going to the party to go to church. One of the Ten Commandments is to keep the Sabbath day holy. I want to show Heavenly Father I love Him by obeying His commandments. It was hard to miss the party, but I feel good because I know I made the right choice.

CTR Trade

My friend at school asked me if I wanted to trade my CTR ring for his marker. I said no because it was a gift from my teacher at church and it was special. I know that choosing the right helps you, and when I have the CTR ring it helps me remember to choose the right. I asked my Primary teacher for another CTR ring to give to my friend.

Cleaning Companions

A little while back, my friend and I were going to the girls’ washroom at school to wash our hands. We had just been doing an art project and had paste on our fingers. But when we got to the bathroom the sink was a complete disaster! There was soapy water everywhere. My friend and I quickly decided that we should clean it up before washing our hands. When we finished I felt good inside. I have just been baptized and I knew it was the Holy Ghost giving me that warm feeling. I am trying to act more Christlike every day.

Christ with the Children, Harry Anderson © 1975 IRI / illustrations by Shawna J. C. Tenney