Monday, January 2, 2017

My New Year's Resolution=OBEDIENCE


My New Year's Resolution=OBEDIENCE. 
Every year I usually have a long list of random things I want to change, and I starting making a long list a few weeks ago. However! I realized that all the things I wanted to change are already commandments!! When I was baptized, I promised Heavenly Father I would keep ALL of His commandments.
SO! I repented and recommitted to some in specific:
1. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
2. "And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as theyself."
The gravity of these commandments has really begun to sink into my heart lately. I think there would be no more need for New Years Resolutions if we would just obey these two commandments!
3. The Word of Wisdom! I would make an intrecate new health work out plan, but if I would just follow the divine counsil of the Word of Wisdom, there would be no need! The Lord has counciled us to eat with thanksgiving, praise and moderation, and that we should not partake of things that are harmful to our bodies. I love how Lehi says that no longer wants to "droop in sin." When I am not taking care of my body (eat junk food or over eat), I literally feel like I am drooping, physically and spiritually. But when I do take care of it, I feel FILLED with energy and light, and clean!
4. It is a COMMANDMENT to pray. I want to pray at all times with all the energy of my heart, especially as I report to him at night before going to bed. I love the scripture in Alma that says "counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good ; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down until the Lord, that He may watch over you in your sleep, and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God." My journey to know Christ my Savior and my Heavenly Father has been such an incredible experience, and I know I will KNOW Them if I would follow this council.
5. Constantly be mindful of the covenants I have made in the temple of God.
6. When I accepted my mission call, I signed my name saying I would obey ALL of the mission rules. I will continue to strive to be EXACT in my obedience. :)

I think it is so beautiful that Heavenly Father loves us so much that the commandments He gives us will turn us into the people we want to be. If we just stay true to the covenants we have already made, He will mold us and help us reach our divine potential. :)

This 2016 New Year celebration was AWESOME! Sister de Jesus and I were not invited to pass the New Year with anyone, so President let us watch Disney movies in our apartment! HAHAA!! I know it sounds so lame to anyone who hasn't served a mission, but it was literally the best thing ever. I have no shame to admit we watched Barbie, a Mermaid Tail, Finding Dory, and Descendants. It was HILARIOUS because Sister and I would cry about EVERYTHING, the silliest little things like when Merlia got a tail because she made the decision to stay with the merpeople. We also couldn't help but relate everything to the gospel. Then we walked outside at midnight and watched the fireworks. I was overcome with peace and JOY. 

Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your wondrous 2016! Looking forward to the miracles of 2017!