Happy Sunday! I recently mentioned in my The Moment I Realized Family History is Awesome post that I’m part of a family history class at church. We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of keeping our own personal history. It got me thinking how a lot of what I write on this blog is part of my personal history that can be passed down. I love that!
With that in mind…
After my family history class, I transition to Relief Society. That’s the class at church for them women. It’s my favorite one. With all the chaos of life, the moment I sit down in Relief Society, I feel exactly that… relief. It’s awesome to be sitting amongst a group of women who all believe what I believe, support what I do, and are all wanting to improve themselves too. Listening to the lessons and just being there is exactly what I need to regroup after a long week… it’s hard not to get teary eyed because it feels so good. I seriously love Relief Society. I used to be intimidated by it. There’s a lot of ladies older than me in there, and of course many younger. But, I have truly become friends with them and love them all. I look forward to it every week!
Anyway, while sitting there last week, there were several different parts of the lesson that I was touched by. I was highlighting different parts in the manual and thinking these favorite thoughts of mine should be saved for part of my personal history. AND THEN… I thought of you. Why not share them with you? Why not?? We’re friends. If something makes me feel good, I should share it! And by writing it down, it becomes part of my history. Sweet. I can’t promise I’ll be able to every week, but as often as I can, I’ll share what I loved at church from the Sunday before.
So, THESE are my favorite thoughts from church this last Sunday:
‘When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.’ ~ Ezra Taft Benson
‘Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable. One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness. That it will come is certain, but ofttimes there is a waiting period that occurs, as was the case with Job and Joseph.’ Ezra Taft Benson
‘The great test of life is obedience to God. The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it. The great commandment of life is, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy god with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” (Mark 12:30) ~ Ezra Taft Benson
All of these thoughts were making me think about what I do during the day and if my priorities are in line. Am I putting God first? Doing the things he wants me to do?? I definitely want things to ‘fall into their proper place,’ so that’s motivation to me to shuffle some things around!
Okay, so I wanted to share with you my thoughts from Sunday School and Sacrament (the other two hours of church), but I didn’t have the idea to share any of this until the last hour and I’m sad to say, I probably let my kids, sleepiness and hunger distract me too much. SO tomorrow, my friends. Watch out. I’m listening INTENTLY… cause I’m going to have lots of cool thoughts for you for next week. A little more Sunday Sunshine. 🙂
Challenge of the Week: Try and find a way this week to record your own thoughts somewhere on what you do with your day and where your priorities are and need to be. What can you shuffle around to make sure that you’re putting God first and what He asks of you?
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