12/6/15

The Sixth Day of Christmas Challenge...Meditate

I used to be afraid of meditation. I thought it would make me turn into a Buddist or something. True story. But as an adult, and especially in the past few years, I have come to love quiet time. Maybe some need to use the word ponder instead, but it is all semantics. Many great people have had clarity come to them concerning their mission here on earth as a result of "thinking on these things" or pondering it in their hearts." Joseph "thought on these things" when Mary confided what she had witnessed. As a result, an angel appeared to him to bring him comfort and truth.


MATTHEW 1:20-21

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream.
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What can we accomplish if we spend time pondering. Probably an angel will not appear, but who am I to say for sure. But what will happen if the meditation is done sincerely, often and with real intent is that thoughts come to mind. Feelings of which way to go burn within. Clarity forms.

Recently, Larry Lawrence  of the Quorum of the Seventy gave a challenge to members of the church to kneel and ask, what lack I yet? I would give this challenge again today, kneel and ask the Lord, what lack I yet or what can I give this Christmas? What can I do to please my Savior who gave all for me? Ask and then "think on these things."

I did it. And I will share my answer.
"Slow down, observe and serve."
I pondered that answer as well and feel it is important to look at people around me. Really look and see how I might lighten someone's burden. It is hard for me, because I am usually in a hurry (Which makes meditation a challenge!) I recognize that "hurry" is all about me. The Lord has whispered to me to make it about them. Humbling, but beautiful.

Would love you to share your thoughts if you are so inspired.


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