Sunday, November 7, 2010

The "Good" Experiment

Last night at the adult session of stake conference, the Stake President shared this scripture:

"Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.
 "But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God."   (Moroni 7:12-13)

Although it had nothing to do with his talk, my mind started following an interesting course as I heard these words.  I got to pondering on just what this means to me and my family, and I decided to try an experiment.  For one week, I am going to attempt to choose good in EVERYTHING.  I am going to try my hardest to control all of my thoughts, words and actions.  If I start to think something negative, I'm going to change it for something good.  There is good to be found in everything.  Even if "Wow!  What good breathing he's doing," is the best I can come up with, or "Oh how I love you," is all I can say, I'm going to give it my best shot.

There has been too much negative in my life, and I've allowed it and sometimes invited it in.  At this point, I would say any is too much.  I'm curious to see what effect this will have in my home and on my children.


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