Sunday, September 25, 2011

Time spent…

Yesterday I talked about time… and how my cute granddaughter even tried to teach me how to “magically” make more time, but tonight I wanted to talk about time that we spend. One of the speakers in church today talked about Facebook and how many of us have facebook pages and how much time we spend reading about each other’s lives. He talked about how many friends we have on facebook, and how many of them are true friends, or just friend’s of a friend, and so we just add them on.

Then he surprised us and said… “What if Christ had a facebook page? Would you request His friendship? Would Christ befriend you? How much time would you spend reading or studying about His life? Would you want everyone to know that Christ was one of your friends?”
The speaker wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, but just trying to reach the audience and I personally think he did a great job of it. Then he went on to explain that every day we can read about Christ’s life in the scriptures.

Then he asked us to think about how much time do we spend reading and studying the scriptures? How much time do we spend praying and seeking personal revelation for our life? And could we maybe spend a little less time ( even a 10- 15 mins ) from our computers and facebook pages, and spend that time getting to know the Savior better? Are we true disciples of Christ? Do you realize that Discipleship is not a spectator sport? We must be actively involved in doing our very best every day.

It isn’t too late to start evaluating our time and how we spend it. It isn’t too late to start making small changes that would redirect our lives for the better. It is never too late to follow the Savior.

Yes, time  is the same for everyone, we all have only 24 hours in each day, but really sets us apart is …how we spend that time!

Good night dear friends!

“For most of us . . . what is required is not to die for the Church but to live for it. For many, living a Christlike life every day may be even more difficult than laying down one’s life. . . .

“Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience we acquire much greater strength to carry it.”   ~James E. Faust

“Discipleship does not guarantee freedom from the storms of life. Even as we are wending our way carefully and faithfully along the strait and narrow path, we encounter obstacle and challenge. There are days, perhaps even months and years, when life is just hard. We experience our fair share of adversity, heartache, loneliness, pain, grief–sometimes; it seems more than our fair share.

“What to do when adversity strikes? There is only one thing to do. Stand steady and see it through. Stay steadfast, constant, and true. The real tragedy in the whirlwinds of life comes only when we allow them to blow us off our true course.”  ~David S. Baxter

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