Last year I started a personal challenge to share one of the 21 principles as covered in the book by Richard G. Scott. I took a short break from this challenge when I was doing the General Conference Challenge as I felt this would get lost in all of those posts. Then I took a short break when I was in the middle of my Annual Gratitude Challenge and then my Caroling For Christmas memes as I also felt they would get lost in all of those posts. I didn’t want that to happen as this book has really touched my heart and I have felt impressed to share it with you and my own feelings about each of the principles. You can read about the other principles I have covered here. If you would like your own copy of this book, you can purchase it here. This is NOT an affiliate link, even though I do have an affiliate account with Amazon. I have chosen NOT to use an affiliate link as I don’t feel right about it in this circumstance.
“As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles,” counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. “Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances.”
“A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and challenging circumstances.”
Noise. Daily I hear lots and lots of noise. Not all of the noise is a bad thing. It is a part of life. In fact, most of the noise I hear each day are good things. But that is a problem in that sometimes I get so carried away doing good things, that I miss the most important things and priorities. I’m not doing anything bad, per say…but I am often too busy to just be still. I forget to “Be Still and know that I am God.”
It’s funny that God has to often remind us of what is really important. Our faith, our families, and our progression here on earth to return to live with Him again someday. Sometimes our good priorities get out of whack and we need to place them back in order. We need to do a personal inventory to see where we are. We need to identify that which is truly the most important in our lives and to our salvation and then work toward those things first. God, family, and then everything else. By doing this, we will find peace, happiness and contentment. Is it easy? No. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth it. We wouldn’t cherish it as much. We would become complacent in our purpose here on earth. But by making our priorities align with God, we can become a light that shines in the darkness of the world. Sounds pretty good to me.