Dec 8, 2012

24 Days With The Savior

Connie Sokol is doing 24 Days with the Savior on her blog, where she posts a daily scripture and thought of one character trait of the Savior's.

She's had several requests for the full 24 days right now so she put it in ebook format and it should be uploaded by the beginning of the week.

The ebook will be just .99 and she is donating all proceeds to the food banks.

She'd like to get it out there more so people know about it while it's still early in the month to use the thoughts.
To give you a taste...

Luke 2:10-14
During the month of December, I hope you’ll join me daily for my “24 Days with the Savior.” Each day I’ll post a brief scripture and thought on a trait of Jesus Christ (based on an experience with my women’s church group who did this for 14 days).
As we approach Christmas, I hope you’ll enjoy this small spiritual boost to daily remember Christ, and indeed, the reason for the season.

Luke 4:40
“40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.”
No matter the ailment—spiritual, physical, emotional, mental—the Lord healed all those that came to Him that would be healed. Why did He do that? With His talents and abilities, He could have been anything, done anything, and to a perfection.

We find an answer in Mark 10:45:
“45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
He went about doing good, to all, no matter the person’s personality, or status, or if they’d been kind to Him or not. He lifted burdens and made people whole. Our job, then, is to give Him our burdens. What makes you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted, or beyond your capacity to bear? Whatever it is, He’s felt it, lived it, and overcome it. But to release us from those feelings, we must willingly and consciously lay these burdens at His feet—through prayer, faith, and action—so the He can lift them as He knows best.

What is one burden you can release and give to the Savior?

Matthew 5:1
“1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:”

I think of this scripture often. I don’t have multitudes coming at me daily, but I have seven children, which feels like a multitude. And I don’t have disciples that come to me, but I have family, friends, neighbors, and people I meet who daily need to be loved, cheered, and encouraged. Instead of hurrying out of bed and going through a lengthy to-do list, Jesus went to a quiet place, talked with His Heavenly Father, and prepared spiritually for the difficult day that was surely to come. That’s a good idea. Constantly caring for others brings joy, peace, and fulfillment. And, it can also drain our reserves. Especially as mothers, we can get “set” for the day, and receive that spiritual boost and perspective we need throughout it. And in that way, we can more fully enjoy the caring as well as feel a greater connection to the ultimate Caregiver.

What is one thing you can do to spiritually prepare for the day?



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