Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Choices

What Will Today Bring?
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in it's place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain not a loss; good not evil; success not failure in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it, because my future is just a whole string of now's.

Is that a good quote, or what? I got this in Relief Society on Sunday, and it was such a good lesson! All the things we come by in our lives regularly (scripture study, baptism, sacrament.. etc) build the foundation of our lives. From there, we make choices that build us as a person, but we have to rely on the Holy Ghost for all of those decisions. Without the spirit, we are not able to stand up straight as a whole. Our teacher gave a visual lesson to where she wrote all of the ordinances and choices on cups, with the foundation on the bottom, then a sheet of paper that said Holy Ghost, and on top of the Holy Ghost were the choices we made. After we built a pyramid, she showed us that without the Holy Ghost (pulling the sheet of paper out from under the cups) it wouldn't stay up.

We also got a new bishopric, and one of them (old or new.. I don't remember) said another really good quote: "When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future."

Man, I'm glad I went to church on Sunday!

4 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of this post!

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  2. It was a really good church experience all around!! Ok well...the first and third hour haha. We didnt really pay attention to the 2nd. But I'm glad I went too!! I LOVE the quote about satan!!

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  3. SOOO glad you have a good ward! It's nice to be inspired!! I like the quote as well!! Love you Shyn!!

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  4. I love both of them. that last one is great!

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