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"The Future is as Bright as Your Faith"

Monday, October 15, 2012

"The future is as bright as your faith." This is a quote from our church president, Thomas S. Monson. Sometimes in our present society, it is hard to look forward and see things getting better. There are plenty of things that seem to be going wrong and seem beyond our control to change. But there are a great many things that we can control about our destiny and our life.

If we are seeking to be happy and bring joy to others; if we are working hard; if we are growing and learning; if we are involved in worthwhile causes within our communities; all of those things will help make the world a better place, and the more people that we can get on board to help it happen, the happier we will be as a group as well.

That goes along ways towards are health and fitness too. Today's Spark coach challenge was to visualize ourselves in ten years and then write about it. It is kind of hard for me to see ten years into the future. I feel like Paul who said "For now we see through a glass, darkly. . ." (1 Corinthians 13:12). I would be sixty-two years old. Right now, my life is full of changes--career, moving to a new home, shifting relationships within my family. I know one thing that I want to happen is for lots of these things to stabilize for me. I can see myself being happy. I can see myself being fit. I am working towards being healthy and resolving issues.

Every day I spend time having a devotional in which I read scriptures and pray. It has helped me to feel closer to God and Christ, and feel like They are really in my life, guiding me and watching over me. by having faith and holding to a brighter vision, I hope to be as Paul continues "but then [we shall see] face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

What I am working for in 10 years:

Physical FItness
A great job--hopefully the one that I applied for this week.
A nice home
Better family connections

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOOKINGUP2012 10/22/2012 9:04AM

    He was right, "the future is as bright as our faith." Set your faith to bring people into the body of Christ. The church grows when things don't look good, to the eyes.

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CVRONEK 10/20/2012 8:09PM

    Wonderful goals, wonderful plan.

Everything will work out. God has the right path,just for you and you are communicating with him just right.

Pray without ceasing.

Constant prayer, hard work and constantly seeing your goals in plain sight are the key.
So happy for you!


Comment edited on: 10/20/2012 8:09:50 PM

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BABYSTEPS84 10/16/2012 9:49PM

    I truly enjoyed this blog!

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TONYVAND1 10/16/2012 9:39PM

  Thank you for sharing Being in the Word and praying are the two most important things you can do in the world

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242WILLNOTDO 10/15/2012 10:36PM

    That is a great visualization. I am glad we are on this journey together. I wonder if we will really recognize ourselves 10 years from's going to be an amazing journey!

I saw a quote yesterday that said, "I will not deny myself God's help, wisdom and comfort!" I just love that! God knows the perfect plan for total health and wellness for me. He is more vested in me 'getting it' than I can ever be - so, why would He make it hard or difficult to know? He doesn't - I just need to ask! WOW!

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NEPTUNE1939 10/15/2012 2:01PM

    You are the captian of your ship and everyone sets their coarse in life as to how to handle it. PROVERBS is a great biblical chapter for setting lifes coarse. Earl

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