Day 7 – 12:33 a.m. – Well, I had great intentions today to write this earlier. But, the good news is that Becky has officially decided to start her own website business. We purchased a domain name today – www.aerobicmom.com and had our first "session" about the step by steps of getting started.
I’m excited for her. To me, running a business online is all about "monetizing your hobby" and "loving what you do". The money will come if you are passionate and provide something people need or want.
Josh went back to Rexburg today. We had such a great time with him. I’m happy for him and the decisions he’s making in his life.
Becky, Caleb, Madi and I went on a bike ride today too. This is a great habit to get in to – afterall, I currently weigh about 168 or so, which is about 18 pounds more than I weighed when we got married, maybe 20 lbs.
I want to think tonight about the importance of personal prayer. I’ve been off and on and really need to MAKE THE TIME to speak with my Heavenly Father. In my patriarchal blessing it talks about the importance of personal prayer for me. It says:
Heavenly Father hears and answers your prayers. He will be there when you need Him most.
As I’ve been going to meetings, our facilitator Greg has talked about the importnace of praying EVERY TIME you are tempted to even think about something wrong, look at something, get angry, etc. Like anything worth while, it takes effort to do this but the rewards far outweigh the effort.
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded, "Ye must always pray unto the Father in my name" (3 Nephi 18:19 ). As we make a habit of approaching God in prayer, we will come to know Him and draw ever nearer to Him. Our desires will become more like His. We will be able to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that He is ready to give if we will but ask in faith. (Prayer )
Here are tips to make the most out of prayer:
- Make prayers meaningful
- Be consistent
The Savior has commanded, "Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work" (D&C 10:5 ). Although we cannot be continuously on our knees, always offering a personal, private prayer, we can let our hearts be "full, drawn out in prayer unto [God] continually" (Alma 34:27 ; see also 3 Nephi 20:1 ). Throughout each day, we can maintain a constant feeling of love for our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son. We can silently express gratitude to our Father and ask Him to strengthen us in our responsibilities. In times of temptation or physical danger, we can silently ask for His help.
This is great advice, right along the lines of what Greg has been talking about.
I’m grateful for this understanding. Now I hope I can actually put it in to CONSISTENT PRACTICE.
Until tomorrow (later today!)…