Okay, so one of things that stood out to be in my study this week was in The Book of Mormon. 3 Nephi 27:27.
“Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am.”
So this scripture has a lot of different meanings. It is something that is very applicable to me this year. I am trying hard this year to improve myself in many ways. I am trying to become a better person.
I am trying to strengthen my own testimony by reading more uplifting and spiritual books. I am trying to be aware of those around me. I am trying to work on my own weaknesses and I am trying to be more positive – which is a serious struggle for anyone who knows me.
Plus as you know, I am trying to lose weight and get healthy.
There are many things that I am trying to do to become better. And by becoming better, I am becoming more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I am not perfect, but I can try my best every day.
To be like Christ means in every aspect. Not just to be spiritual. But it means to judge righteously instead of being quick to judge, it means to serve as He would, love as He would, forgive as He would, be uplifting to others, work hard, etc.
The other thought that I had came to me because of something that was mentioned in church. Someone was talking about how grateful they were for friends and those around them who have been there for him during his difficult times. And it made me reflect on everything that has happened the last few years alone since I graduated college and how grateful I am for my friends and family that have been supportive and helpful. God has been watching out for me every single day and letting me know through other people.
There are tender mercies every day if we just open our eyes. Small reminders that God is real and aware of us.