“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
don't pull that shade down
Jesus loves me. He bled and died for me so I could repent and be forgiven of my sins. Although repentance seems like simply saying I'm sorry, it is so much more. An act of faith in Jesus, repentance includes godly sorrow, forsaking of the sin, striving to choose rightly, and a change of heart as well as the joy of His forgiveness Moroni 10:32–33; Enos. While Jesus grace fills me with a desire and help, I've learned that attending church often is important Hebrews 10:25; Moroni 6:6; the sacrament prayers in Doctrine and Covenants 20:77, 79 are a weekly reminder that my goals are to live virtuously and charitably. Whenever I keep these goals in the forefront of my mind and repent often of my short comings, Sunday Sacrament Meeting is a joy. Then I partake worthily of the Lord's Supper that brings added spiritual power to resist temptation, keep the commandments, become more like Jesus, and desire to stand as Jesus witness. It is easy to understand that immersing myself in His Word, in prayer, in service, in daily repentance, in attending weekly church meetings, and standing in holy places makes me happier and allows me to stay away from actions and activities that pull the shade down on my spirit.