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.
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
–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 , 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.”
“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?
The Power of Habits
–Scripture Study Helps–
Women in the Scriptures – A MUST MUST READ!!
The Red Headed Hostess
Elder Bednar Scripture Study – Covenants, Direction, Revelation
Some of my favorite talks on Scriptures
Power of Scripture
Blessings of Scripture
DISCUSSION ON SCRIPTURE STUDY
5 Second Rule – WARNING she SWEARS in interviews and her book
HAVE FUN STUDYING YOUR SCRIPTURES!!! 🙂