Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What matters most.....

     I have a testimony. A testimony that is shaped and shifted constanly, and that grows daily in my struggle to be better. The past 6 months have been so hard and a test which I failed so many times. But I am grateful to have been awakened to my weakness and ask the Lord for His forgiveness and strength to start fresh again.  Today as I listened to Elder Uchtdorfs talk "Of things that Matter Most." I was reminded of what I know and what I believe as he challenged to "...evaluate our OWN lives with a willing mind, we will see where we have drifted from a more excellent way. The eyes of our understanding will be reopened & we will recognize what needs to be done to purify our heart and refocus our life."  I lose sight daily of what I know I should do by allowing influences/thoughts that are not from God into my life.  I focus on what someone else thinks, or what someone else is doing, and how they are wrong!  
       As I listened to his talk I heard someone shouted in my ear "OUR OWN LIVES."  Oh, my life! Well, why didn't you say so?  I do get so busy in being busy and comparing, judging and feeling not enough.  I am enough! I am strong! I am brave! I will fight. I will be humble and ask for forgiveness. I will love and be kind! I want a huge picture of  Christ writing in the sand speaking to the women taken in adultery, with the word "Go they way and sin no more."
      We all fall short, we all need His mercy and grace.  Utchdorf goes on to say "We would do well to slow down a little - focus on the significant - lift up our yes and truly see what matters most. ...diligently doing things that matter most will lead us to the Savior."

    It is my testimony that we have a kind and loving Savior. One who forgives again and again and again! I am grateful for that knowledge. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


  1. Ali, Have I told you lately that I love you? You are so REAL. You are a TRUE example of pure love. I can't thank you enough for being my friend with all of my imperfections. You are truly my hero and I look up to and not just because you are taller than me. :)

    1. Shar I am SO far from all those nice things! But I am glad I have you fooled! :O) I love you! We need another 4 wheel trip! :O)