Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We took a break from blogging last week because of stake conference and Sister Beck, but now we are back. This week is high council Sunday, so we will need extra preparation for the sabbath. The message will be centered around selfless service. Obviously Christ is the best example of selfless service in our lives. What are ways we can exemplify this attribute?
According to President Spencer W. Kimball,
[The Savior] gave himself for his followers. … He was ever conscious of doing what was right and of meeting the real and true needs of those he served. He put himself and his own needs second and ministered to others beyond the call of duty, tirelessly, lovingly, effectively. So many of the problems in the world today spring from selfishness and self-centeredness in which too many make harsh demands of life and others in order to meet their demands.
The more we understand what really happened in the life of Jesus of Nazareth in Gethsemane and on Calvary, the better able we will be to understand the importance of sacrifice and selflessness in our lives.
If we follow in [the Savior’s] footsteps, we can live by faith rather than by fear. If we can share his perspective about people, we can love them, serve them, and reach out to them—rather than feeling anxious and threatened by others.
If you have some more time in your daily study here is the whole lesson:
Lesson 8 Selfless Service
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"President Ezra Taft Benson has also told us that we should use wisdom in our fasting, break the fast with light eating, keep our physical work to a minimum, and couple the fast with prayer and meditation. If we do, the fast “can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.” (Ensign, Nov. 1974, pp. 66–67.)
Fasting—A Gift of Joy By Sheryl Condie Kempton
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
"Fasting in the proper spirit and in the Lord’s way will energize us spiritually, strengthen our self-discipline, fill our homes with peace, lighten our hearts with joy, fortify us against temptation, prepare us for times of adversity, and open the windows of heaven.Listen to the rich blessings prophesied for those who live the law of the fast: “Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. … The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, … and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Law of the Fast, Liahona July 2001