#18 How to move past Spiritual Road Blocks

 

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In this episode I share tips to overcome bad habits and how to move past spiritual road blocks. I also share what Prophets and Apostles have said about how we can learn the language of revelation.

–5 Principles–

START with a PRAYER then….

ASK a question

SEARCH the scriptures how the Lord tells you to; conference talks, topics, chapters,

PONDER what you have read

WRITE your own thoughts and insights, what you have learned/ Leave a Record

THANK Heavenly Father for Leave a Record

“We want our homes to be blessed with sister scriptorians…” and “We say to you that the Lord is delighted when we have sisters in the Church who are good scriptorians.”  President Kimball
 “If we aren’t reading the scriptures daily our spirituality isn’t increasing in depth.” Herald b Lee
 “We live far beneath our privileges.”  Eliza R Snow
“A study of the scriptures will help our testimonies and the testimonies of our family members. Our children today are growing up surrounded by voices urging them to abandon that which is right and to pursue, instead, the pleasures of the world. Unless they have a firm foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ, a testimony of the truth, and a determination to live righteously, they are susceptible to these influences. It is our responsibility to fortify and protect them.” President Monson
“Win the first hour of the day to win the rest of the day. “
“Don’t yield to Satan’s lie that you don’t have time to study the scriptures. Choose to take time to study them. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media. You may need to reorganize your priorities to provide time for the study of the word of God. If so, do it!”
From talk–
Here is the quote it is very different from what I remembered. Don’t you love that? I love how the Spirit speaks to us individually. Not to mention the talk goes along with LAST WEEKS PODCAST. I love how everything works together.  “Mark important scriptures on your device and refer back to them frequently. If you young people would review a verse of scripture as often as some of you send text messages, you could soon have hundreds of passages of scripture memorized. Those passages would prove to be a powerful source of inspiration and guidance by the Holy Ghost in times of need.”
From Talk –

–LDS Quotes on Using Time Wisely —

“The poor use of time is a close cousin of idleness. As we follow the command to “cease to be idle” (D&C 88:124), we must be sure that being busy also equates to being productive. For example, it is wonderful to have the means of instant communication quite literally at our fingertips, but let us be sure that we do not become compulsive fingertip communicators. I sense that some are trapped in a new time-consuming addiction—one that enslaves us to be constantly checking and sending social messages and thus giving the false impression of being busy and productive.”
“Time is never for sale; time is a commodity that cannot, try as you may, be bought at any store for any price. Yet when time is wisely used, its value is immeasurable. On any given day we are all allocated, without cost, the same number of minutes and hours to use, and we soon learn, as the familiar hymn so carefully teaches,  What time we have we must use wisely. President Brigham Young said, “We are all indebted to God for the ability to use time to advantage, and he will require of us a strict account of [its] disposition” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 286).”
“I know our greatest happiness comes as we tune in to the Lord (see Alma 37:37) and to those things which bring a lasting reward, rather than mindlessly tuning in to countless hours of status updates, Internet farming, and catapulting angry birds at concrete walls. I urge each of us to take those things which rob us of precious time and determine to be their master, rather than allowing them through their addictive nature to be the master of us.”

“Satan will tempt us to misuse our time through disguised distractions”
“I invite us to identify the time-wasting distractions in our lives that may need to be figuratively ground into dust. We will need to be wise in our judgment to ensure that the scales of time are correctly balanced to include the Lord, family, work, and wholesome recreational activities. As many have already discovered, there is an increase of happiness in life as we use our time to seek after those things which are “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy”

 

Elder Bednar
“Sadly, some young men and young women in the Church today ignore “things as they really are” and neglect eternal relationships for digital distractions, diversions, and detours that have no lasting value.”

“A young man or woman may waste countless hours, postpone or forfeit vocational or academic achievement, and ultimately sacrifice cherished human relationships because of mind- and spirit-numbing video and online games. As the Lord declared, “Wherefore, I give unto them a commandment … : Thou shalt not idle away thy time, neither shalt thou bury thy talent that it may not be known” (D&C 60:13)”

I offer two questions for consideration in your personal pondering and prayerful studying:
1. Does the use of various technologies and media invite or impede the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost in your life?
2. Does the time you spend using various technologies and media enlarge or restrict your capacity to live, to love, and to serve in meaningful ways?
https://www.lds.org/ensign/2010/06/things-as-they-really-are?lang=eng&_r=1

The Power of Habits

–Scripture Study Helps–

Women in the Scriptures – A MUST MUST READ!!

http://www.womeninthescriptures.com/

 

The Red Headed Hostess

https://www.theredheadedhostess.com/product-category/book/

 

Sylvia Allan

https://sylviaballan.com/scripture-study-talks/

 

Elder Bednar Scripture Study – Covenants, Direction, Revelation

 

Some of my favorite talks on Scriptures

Power of Scripture

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/the-power-of-scripture?lang=eng

Blessings of Scripture

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2010/04/the-blessing-of-scripture?lang=eng

DISCUSSION ON SCRIPTURE STUDY

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2005/07/a-discussion-on-scripture-study?lang=eng

5 Second Rule – WARNING she SWEARS in interviews and her book

 

 

HAVE FUN STUDYING YOUR SCRIPTURES!!! 🙂

 

 

 

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