First, start where you are.
blessings and gifts of our Heavenly Father? We don’t have to wait to cross the
finish line to receive God’s blessings. In fact, the heavens begin to part and
the blessings of heaven begin to distill upon us with the very first steps we
take toward the light.
"The perfect place to begin is exactly where you are right now. It doesn’t matter
how unqualified you may think you are or how far behind others you may feel. The
very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of
His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will
Second, turn your heart toward the Lord.
feeling. Acknowledge your shortcomings. Pour out your heart and express your gratitude. Let Him know of the trials you are facing. Plead with Him in Christ’s name for strength and support. Ask that your ears may be opened, that you may hear His
voice. Ask that your eyes may be opened, that you may see His light."
Third, walk in the light.
stumble—perhaps many times. This saddens Him, but He loves you. He does not wish
to break your spirit. On the contrary, He desires that you rise up and become
the person you were designed to be.
"To that end, He sent His Son to this earth to illuminate the way and show us how
to safely cross the stumbling blocks placed in our path. He has given us the
gospel, which teaches the way of the disciple. It teaches us the things we must
know, do, and be to walk in His light, following in the footsteps of His Beloved Son, our Savior."
actively, help each other, and joyfully serve our God." I know God's love is unchanging and unconditional and that if we will seek Him diligently, we will find true joy. I know these things to be true and I testify of this, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.