Monday, December 1, 2008

"Walk" Day 1 Thoughts

My belief that this activity is just what I need was confirmed today when I realized that one of the scriptures happens to be a FAVORITE of mine. Proverbs 3:5-6 has been a mantra for me since I joined the church. ("Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.") In the throws of the day to day it is so easy for me to feel like it's me against the world. I find myself so rapped up in my worries or fears that I forget I have a loving Heavenly Father in my corner just waiting for me to tag Him for help.

Today I went to Him in prayer asking for help in facing a matter that I have been trying to avoid. I didn't ask for the problem to be taken away, merely the fear that has kept me from facing it. (Coincidentally making matters worse.) I immediately felt like a weight had been lifted and I sprang into action. I felt His hand guiding me throughout the day and I had an added measure of courage. I still have work to be done, but it has started to feel like a challenge I can meet with the Lord's help. I look forward to the day when the promise if Ether 12:27 is realized and this weakness of mine becomes a source of strength and power.

In other news, Jeff and I are officially grown ups. Today we put our icicle lights up for the first time. I held and unwound the strands, Jeff nailed and hung them, while Grace ran around getting nice and dirty. I experienced one of those moments in life when all worries fall away and you feel like things are just as they should be...perfect.