Recently I read a talk entitled You Were Born to Lead, You Were Born for Glory by Sheri Dew. I suggest you read it. It is full of hope, inspiration, and direction.
So, while thinking of Embers post, the comments, and this exciting knowledge just gained from Sheri Dew, I found I am doing this because God put his trust in me. I want to prove worthy. I want for myself, my family and friends to be Spiritually, Physically, and Mentally in shape to finish this race victorious against evil. I feel a real need to do my part. Can you imagine the party we will have?
The Primary motto for this month is "The Scriptures are the Word of God." Holy writing. Words of our prophets today as well as in the past. A part of being spiritually fit is being armed with the Word of God. We not only need to read our scriptures but we need to know them and use the teachings in our lives. We follow the examples of those who turn their will, and their lives, over to Father and are blessed for it and we will be too. We recognise when maybe something is not in line with Gods teachings (like our music) and gives us a reason to turn away. We want our children to be armed with the Word of God right? Do you know and use the scriptures? Do you ask Father for help to understand how it applies to your life? When you have a passion for something it inspires others. Arm yourself, and your children, family, and friends will follow. We all want to please him!
There are conspiring men in these last days that, I believe, trick us to think bad things are good. He is so sneaky. Have you ever noticed how most social events have food at them? Not always a bad thing. But most of the time the healthy stuff is sacrificed for the taste and "please we have plenty of food, come and get some more." Start seeing it for what it is. Our bodies are built to have whole foods. Refined foods are not whole. No wonder we crave more. Our body knows there is something missing. Refined foods do not give our bodies the energy we need to get things done. It is hard to keep up day after day after day when our body is not being fed what it needs. A lot of times we end up crashing, but we don't crash to our beds, we crash in front of the TV and get hooked and stay up way too late and then it starts over. Convenience foods become our friends because it takes to much energy to peel a carrot and really, um, those cookies taste way better than a carrot.
Well, after feeding ourselves the right things, our energy returns, and carrots taste good again. Get that junk out of your kitchen, out of your body and don't bring it in again. Break the emotional bond. Every choice you make matters. Stop funding satan's sneaky sneakiness. Turn off the TV! Get strong physically with food that hasn't been tampered with and by exercising those muscles that Father gave us! Our bodies are so complex but it is really simple to take care of them. Take control and conquer the natural man or woman.
We continue to stay mentally fit by learning, experiencing, trying new things and asking Father for guidance. Search for truth. Before we came to earth we learned straight from our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. I know that when we are studying and find things that just make sense, it is because it is connected to our training we received in heaven. It resonates with us because we learned it before. Also, we need to know who we are, who we have always been. Do you know who you are and what you were born for?
You were born to lead. You were born for glory!