Jesus, the very thought of Thee fills my heart with inexpressible joy. It controls every part of my being. My life, y loves, my ambitions are molded, enlivened, and given purpose because I know that Thou art the Christ, the Holy One.
This testimony put words to a feeling I have long had, which is that following Christ is a whole-life endeavor--not just the duration of my years, but also the full breadth of all I do.
I'm a wife. Do I sustain my husband in his Priesthood callings?
I'm a mother. Am I raising my children up to be disciples of Christ?
I'm a writer. Do my words edify and inspire?
I'm a teacher. Do I empower others to access the divine qualities within themselves, whether or not they know God?
I'm a martial artist. Do I practice my sport in a culture of peace?
I'm a singer. Does my voice lift praise to Heaven?
I'm a neighbor, and a carpool driver, and a shopper, and a pet owner. Does everything I do reflect the One who means everything to me?
When I do let my Savior's light shine in my life, I do feel that peace and comfort. An abiding happiness overrules the nagging concerns of the day, and I understand better how all things fit into a larger, much wiser plan.
In what ways does your faith influence your daily actions--and thereby your daily sense of connection to God?
|photo credit: Barrie Christian Fellowship|