Be Perfected in Him...
Today, as you all know, is SUNDAY!
Here's what I like about Sundays: sleeping in (WAY in), going to church, feeling the spirit, taking naps, eating cereal, seeing my sister, naps....
Anyway, today was a pretty good Sunday. I had some time during church to think about the things that really are (and aren't) important in my life right now.
Things like my profession, what I should be doing right now, where I want to be in 5 years, what's happened in the past year, what things I want to improve upon personally, and how I treat the people in my life.
These are all things that have been on my mind a lot lately...and today I got to ponder these questions.
Which was wonderful.
In my opinion, that is a very important part of worship on Sundays--thinking about what the Lord has planned for you and how you can follow his will and become who he knows you can be.
Especially at this point in my life, where my options are so open and I am so free to choose where I go.
I know that the Lord loves me and he wants what is best for me. I know that he wants to help me as much as I will let him (which sometimes isn't very much....my stinking pride gets in the way a lot) and pick me up when I fail or when I feel lost.
This is the plan of the Lord, that we learn and grow and try to become as much like Christ as we can. He wants us to serve others and to be kind to those around us. And He will always be there to bless us and help us along the way.
"Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God."
-Moroni 10:32, The Book of Mormon
I know this to be true, that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are separate beings who love us more than we can ever know. They want what is best for us! They want us to be happy and to work to be better, because lets be honest, what in this world feels better than improvement?!
This is why Sundays are good, ladies and gents! We get a chance to reflect on what really matters, our shortcomings, our challenges, our blessings, and our goals.
I am so blessed to have found this gospel.
(For those of you who are interested in what I believe, you can find more information here)
(And if you would like to look at The Book of Mormon, you can find an online copy here)
Also, Sundays mean naps. Which are my personal favorite thing in the world.
:) I hope all of you had a spectacular Sunday and that your upcoming week looks bright and full of promise for improvement and some good ol' summer fun!
Take it easy everyone! Progress, not perfection. Remember that!