Tonight is our ward's RS Christmas Dinner. I'm on the enrichment committee (or whatever it's called now) and decided to do an activity I'd done in another ward -- a Walk with Christ.
Each day there are reading assignments to help you focus on Christ. After about 2 weeks worth of reading, you hold the activity. I couldn't remember exactly what I had seen done before, but decided to have women from the ward read little parts as though the were women from the life of Christ. Elisabeth, the woman at the well, Mary and Martha, etc. The evening concludes with a keynote speaker who further addresses you on inviting Christ into your life.
So for the next week or two, I'm going to post the reading assignment here. Here's day 1:
A Walk With Christ - Day 1
Jesus Christ – Always Remember Him
Prayer: Each week on Sunday we have the privilege and blessing to renew our baptismal covenants. We promise to always remember Him in exchange for the blessing of having His spirit with us. As you kick off your walk with Christ – sincerely pray to remember him more often, improve your relationship with Him, and take full advantage of having His spirit to be with you.
Hymns: “I Need Thee Every Hour” Hymns, page 98“ He Sent His Son” Children’s Songbook, page 34“If the Savior Stood Beside Me” Friend Oct 1993, page 14)
Scripture:2 Nephi 25: 26, 3 Nephi 27:27, 3 Nephi 18:7, 11, Moroni 10:32-33
Thought: Thoughts of Jesus (should) be far more frequent and much more constant in all times and seasons of our lives. How often do we think of the Savior? How deeply and how gratefully and how adoringly do we reflect on His life? How central to our lives do we know Him to be? (Howard W. Hunter, Ensign, May 1993)
When you choose to follow Christ, you choose to be changed. . . . Can human hearts be changed? Why, of course! It happens every day . . . It is one of the most widespread of Christ's modern miracles. If it hasn't happened to you—it should. (Ezra Taft Benson, “Born of God,” Ensign, Jul 1989, 2)
Questions to Ponder / Personal Application
*If you could see the Savior standing by your side, throughout the day, would there be a change in you?
*Would you have more courage, show more kindness, be more humble, be more careful of the words you use.
*What would you have to change to be comfortable in His presence?
*How can I follow in Christ’s steps today?
*In all my decisions today I will ask, “What would Christ do?”
Action: In your daily activities, think about how you can focus more on Christ.
Hang the word “REMEMBER” in a place in your home that you often look. Every time you read it, evaluate yourself and how you are doing in remembering the Savior. Is there anything that you need to change?
Spend time over the next two weeks diligently learning about Christ and how to become more like Him.
Other References: www.lds.org.