Thursday, March 5, 2015

Choose God First: Make It and Break It March

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February has come and gone. I'm happy to say I found myself "making" my goal I set for myself. You can read about it here.

I wanted to choose love more. I wanted to be more intentional in my actions with the members of my family. Because it was on my mind so much, I'm starting a series of posts about simple yet specific ways to choose love. Read the introduction post here

I can definitely be better about the habit I wanted to "break" which was to stop wasting so much time. So, not to be redundant or anything, but I'm keeping my make-it-and-break-it goals the same for March. 

In conjunction with that, I'll start with the #1 way to choose love:







So what does all of this mean? 

To me it means making sure I have my scripture study and prayers taken care of for the day. That I have my lesson done for Sunday and any other thing I've been asked to do for church. Mostly, that God is not an afterthought. I know I am a child of God. He wants to be involved in my life. I need to show Him how grateful I am for the abundance of blessings in my life. Do not miss watching the video below. Make sure you have some tissues handy. The Spirit will testify to you of the message's truthfulness.




I know there are so many good women out there who make God a priority. Will you please share with me how you do that?

For more by Ezra Taft Benson, I encourage you to read this lesson: The Great Commandment: Love the Lord. He was the 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower. He also helped the European Saints in the aftermath of WWII rebuild their lives. I was privileged to call him Great-Grandpa. He and Great-Grandma still inspire me to this day.

Feel free to print or save these quotes. Right click on them then choose "save image as." I purposely left my watermark off them so you could download at will.

19 comments:

  1. Pretty memes! I just became part of a blogging group that is Christ-centric for some of the exact reasons you mentioned above... need to make God a priority :) Thanks for your words, Kathryn!

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  2. Your images for this post are beautiful. Great goal!

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  3. I love the images! And it is a great goal. I love the quote for Ezra Taft Benson! It is so true.

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  4. I forget how watercolors brighten up everything. So vivid! Good luck on your Sunday goals

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    1. Thanks, Melitsa! What a pretty name. :)

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  5. Thank you for the much needed, inspiring words!

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  6. I'm so glad you liked them. You are welcome.

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  7. What lovely quotes. They're beautiful in words and in appearance. Thank you for sharing such inspiring words

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  8. What a great reminder! In my personal experience, when I put God first, all my other priorities seem to fall into place. Our relationship with our heavenly Father should be #1 in our lives. :)

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    1. Thanks Aimee! I appreciate your kind words and your visit.

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  9. The post and the images are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and linking at Motivate and Rejuvenate Mondays! And I would agree that choosing to love more is the very best goal of all. God bless!

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  10. Happy WW and thank you for linking up and sharing with the OMHG WW link up! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

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  11. I am so lifted by the words and images in this uplifting post. I too know I am a child of God. I feel moved to further reflection on my relationship with Him.We are so Blessed that you shared
    your spiritual insights with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  13. One thing that resonates with the power of being able to use our time wisely is to keep from letting God become an afterthought in all we do. If we put Him first, our time is devoted to Him as well and it will never be wasted.

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  14. That is so true! It reminds me of a quote by Richard G. Scott: "Be certain that every decision you make, whether temporal or spiritual, is conditioned on what the Savior would have you do. When He is the center of your home, there is peace and serenity. There is a spirit of assurance that pervades the home, and it is felt by all who dwell there."

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  15. Love this! One of my goals this year is to be more intentional and present. I think we all want to feel like we were really living at the end of the day and not just going through the movements.

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  16. Good luck with your goal it is a lovely one!

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    1. Thanks, Nicola. I'm glad you stopped by!

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