My life is busy. I wear a fitbit daily and get almost 10,000 steps within the walls of my own home. It's hard to slow down, hard to listen, hard to think clearly with a 3yr old and newborn. I have found that when I give the small seconds of "me" time to the Lord, the moments when I immediately want to tune-out on Pinterest or put my show on Netflix but stop to read my scriptures first, those small acts are rewarded through impressions from His spirit in my day.
I absolutely know that this is not a time of life where I am delving into the scriptures, I am reading them between no naps and the next feeding, but the little time I give has been multiplied. At first it felt ridiculous, only a minute here, a verse there, but I have a strong belief that it is in keeping with small and simple acts of obedience that will yield great results (aka the gift of Faith).
Lately I've wondered why so many of my friends have stopped living the commandments of Jesus Christ. It is an ongoing pain within my heart, every single friend flashes through my mind in a given week. It actually devastates me and they have no idea. My heart breaks for what they are missing, who they are missing. The Savior- Their Savior.
I listened to a familiar hymn this weekend and the words found me differently;
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart
He lives all blessings to impart.
As I sang I realized that Jesus Christ lives for ME. His atonement was about ME, and He lives today for ME. The words came instantly to my mind, "Do you live for Him?"
I hope that I can live for Him the way He lives for me. He truly is my personal Savior, and I love Him.
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