As I try my best to build “positive spiritual momentum” as asked by our prophet, I’ve really just stuck with the basics of the gospel. President Nelson said,
“With frightening speed, a testimony that is not nourished daily “by the good word of God” can crumble. Thus, the antidote to Satan’s scheme is clear: we need daily experiences worshipping the Lord and studying His gospel. I plead with you to let God prevail in your life. Give Him a fair share of your time. As you do, notice what happens to your positive spiritual momentum.”
I’ve tried to keep on the covenant path by doing the small and simple things:
1- I’ve been trying to get in the habit of listening to the scriptures or a conference talk as I get ready for the day. I love getting my daily dose of the spirit.
|The Wall Family
2- My husband and I have been teaching my 4 young kids the Come Follow Me lessons each week, but honestly could do better- I find myself forgetting sometimes! I love when my kids ask spiritual questions and we have great talks about the gospel. Seeing their own testimonies grow fills me with so much joy!
3- I try to direct my thoughts to spiritual things and when doubts or jealousy creeps in, I try to change my mindset and focus on the good and what really matters most. I’m all for positive self-talk, it really does work to change your thinking!
4- I try to spend my time serving others. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to serve two Ukrainian refugee families these past few weeks, and the experience has really opened my eyes to the joy of serving and focusing on others!
5- I do my best to magnify my calling as Primary President. I’ve never been the president of an organization before and it can be very challenging sometimes! I try to rely on the spirit and on my awesome presidency to help me serve our sweet primary kids! Seeing them sing their hearts out on Sundays brings tears to my eyes and brings the spirit so strongly!
|Lindsay & her husband, Jacob
6- I try my best to keep my marriage strong! My husband and I have gotten in the habit of serving each other each day (my husband is better at it than I am, but I’m getting better!). We feel that it’s so important to make sure our eternal marriage comes first and we attend the temple somewhat regularly. We also try to make sure to spend quality time with each other and give each other grace. We want to keep our relationship loving and happy!
I truly believe that by doing the daily, small and simple things of the gospel, our spiritual momentum will increase and it will be easier to “get on the covenant path and stay there” like our sweet prophet has asked of us. I’m so grateful to the gospel and for a modern prophet who leads and guides us through our crazy lives!
By Lindsay Wall, Bridgecreek Ward