Thursday, April 19, 2012
From the LDS Addiction Recovery Manual, chapter 2 Hope:
"You will see the the tender mercies of the Lord in your life as you learn to watch for them ad as you come to believe that the power of God can indeed help you recover."
What evidences of God and His love have you experienced?
I decided that my task for yesterday was to watch for the tender mercies that came to me during the day.
- I decided to look around sparkpeople yesterday before I signed off from my computer time. In doing so I read the blog, "The thorn beneath the rose." It was about the man's daughter offering to buy him and McDonald's sausage and biscuit. The man recognized his daughter's good intentions, and not wanting to hurt her feelings, but recognizing the thorn beneath the rose. He made the following statement that I felt was a tender mercy for me-"I recognize my body as a wondrous machine, and I feel privleged to live in it."
- In reviewing my old blogs I remembered that I had quoted Elder Neal A Maxwell in a previous blog that said, "If you want to learn to hear the spirit you must act upon every good intention. When we fail to act, we lesson our power to hear." I wrote that if I get the good intention to take a lunch, or to excercise that I must do it. I have been resisting the need to plan my meals and record what I ate, but after reading that I KNEW what I had to do. I recorded my meals, I stayed within my calorie range. Another tender mercy.
- I was not hungry nor did not have the desire to snack between meals.
While these may seem like small tender mercies, I do recognize that they were evidences that my prayers have been answered.