Assuming that God exists and that His/Their "work and glory" or primary focus of what being God is about is to make us immortal and grant us eternal life:"For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Moses 1:39
1. What does this scripture mean to you personally?
2. What are you doing to help God to bring about your personal immortality?
3. What are you doing to help God bring about your personal eternal life?
For me, I want to include a belief in an afterlife as part of my faith narrative. I also realize that hedging my bets in this area is a good idea, and I have a better understanding of why people build and leave behind a specific legacy after they pass on. To me, it seems that part of believing in being immortal at some point helps balance the focus beyond this world and worldly cares at times.
I don't know how I am helping God bring about my personal eternal life. I think I have entered a personal era where I focus on examining why I do what I do, and striving to "trade up" in my activities. I am learning to interpret the best practices of "doing things" to "become" the best person I can be. I am striving to learn which statements/expectations about God and the work of God are actual communications from God, commandments, points of doctrine, and/or cultural practices.