A Walk with Christ: Day 5
Pray to know specific ways that you can improve, to strengthen your testimony and that your testimony will allow you to act with courage and without hesitation when you receive spiritual promptings to share the gospel or serve others.
Song: "Far, Far Away On Judea's Plains" Hymns #212
Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 100:10, Luke 2:8-20
"These shepherds bore their special witnesses to family, friends, and neighbors. Their experience was retold in the courts of the temple, and from there was to be told among all nations of the earth. Luke tells us that after the shepherds had seen 'the babe lying in a manger..., they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child; (Luke 2:16-17). such was the declaration of the angel who stood before them that holy night, that these 'good tidings of great joy; should ;be to all people' (Luke 2:10)." ("Twelve Witnesses of Christ's Birth", Joseph Fielding McConkie, Liahona, 1992, December)
Question and thoughts to ponder:
What characteristics/ virtues did the shepherds possess as portrayed by their actions upon hearing the "good tidings"? How should we act when we receive spiritual promptings or counsel from our prophet?
Application: What can we do each day, so that "good tidings of great joy" can "be to all people"?
1. As you receive answers to your prayer, record it in a journal.
2. Prayerfully set small goals for improvement-write them down.
3. Pray to keep these goals uppermost in your mind throughout the day.
4. Periodically evaluate your progress.