My Personal Challenge: An Update
A few months ago, I felt the need to recommit to some aspects of my life. January tends to make me feel that way. I decided I wanted to do a better job with my morning prayers. Are these hard for anyone else? Instead of saying them as I was making breakfast, dressing children and running out of the door, I wanted to recommit to my knees in the quiet hours of the morning before the day began.
In my prayers I have been asking Heavenly Father who is in need of my service that day. At first I was very nervous to pray for this. It was hard to say the words out loud. I already feel like life is full to say the least. I had these visions of my life being consumed with requests that I didn't have time for.
Five months later and my testimony has been strengthened as the Lord has provided opportunities for me to serve others. Helping a friend by picking up their child from school, lending some flour for cookies, dropping off dinner to a struggling family, spending extra time with one of our children when they need extra attention. None of these acts of service are necessarily monumental, but as I continue to ask the Lord, he continues to fill my mind with small thoughts and promptings. They have not been overwhelming my life, or put me behind, or hindered me from taking care of my own family, like I assumed they would. Instead they have helped me become more patient, compassionate, rejuvenated, and increased my faith. All things that I need as I try to be the best mother and wife I can.
It has been a life changing, testimony building experience. I can't wait to say my morning prayers tomorrow.
How has serving others made you a better mother and wife?
Are morning prayers hard for you?