Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year...New Word!

It's a new year which means it's time for a new word. This year i chose the word Obey! I've been really excited about it, i thought of it back in like September or October and i've been wanting to blog about it since.

One of the great things about Christs plan for us was that it made it so we have agency, the right to choose for ourselves and i think that one of the greatest ways that we can show our love for our Heavenly Father is by being obedient to his laws and commandments. In a nutshell we all know what we are suppose to do and the choices we are suppose to make and in theory it seems like it should be pretty easy to make those choices but in reality it isn't always. So this year, I'm going to make a more conscious effort to be obedient as best I can, even in the little things that i sometimes don't think make a difference.

Just in the few weeks that I've really been thinking about this I've come to realize the importance of obedience and the amazing effects it can have our lives. We aren't given commandments and told to do things by our leaders just because, there's a reason behind everything that they tell us to do and always it's for our benefit and safety. We'll only find blessings in obedience. While I've been home I've been reading a book that is a compiling of talks given by President Kimball's wife Camilla and one of them is about the reward of correct choices and in it she goes through like 10 or 12 scriptures that give a commandment and then in turn explain how we're blessed for following it. It's been amazing to see all the examples in the scriptures of the blessings of obedience and how that can be directly correlated to our own lives

Happy New Year!!!!

1 comment:

charlotte said...

I love it! That's such a great word and behind it, such a great principle. This could be a lifelong focus. One of my favorite quotes is by President Ezra Taft Benson: "When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power." Love it. Love you.