For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.
Linda S Reeves, LDS General Conference, October 2015
What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:
Amulek is preaching with Alma and he gives this summary of the plan of salvation. Following this declaration Amulek admonishes us to not procrastinate or put off repentance, and coming unto Christ.
Thoughts about this scripture:
As a summary of the plan of salvation this one statement can lead us to so many other truths. If this life is the time to prepare to return to God, what should we do to prepare? How should we treat others? How should we live our lives? How should we show others love and kindness?
All of these questions can have their answers derived from this on place, if we think about it.
How does this strengthen my testimony
I know that God and Jesus love us and desire for us to be happy and to return to live with them. I know that the experiences we have in this life are opportunities for us to learn and to serve our Heavenly Father. And I can feel his love as I try to do my best.
I know that if we treat each day as a chance to prepare to return to him, we can become focused on the right things and achieve the happiness in this life and in the worlds to come.