Monday, April 2, 2012

Be a Standard

I am pretty sure that those who actually read this thing are dying to know what happened to me? Maybe not, and that's okay! Currently, my life is jammed packed with the end of the school assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects. All resulting in the deprivation of sleep to rise dramatically. My normal personality may or may not be a tad delirious, but alas, I do still function in society. What's new right? I am excited for Spring Break next week! This year we're going to Chicago!!! Basically, my excitement is hard to contain. Partly because I just started an Art History class online, and during this trip we are going to see a lot of art museums. I love putting to use my newly learned knowledge. :)

What really is new, though is that this past weekend was conference. Amazing as always! If you didn't watch it, I strongly urge you to, and if you did and didn't like it, watch it again. Another witness as to why this church really is the true church. I have this new fascination with the choirs now. Why, may you ask? Because I was one of the 374 seats in the choir loft singing last Saturday for the Young Women's General Conference meeting.

The song we sang (given above) was arranged specifically for us by Sister Marilee Webb our choir director. It was also my favorite piece out of the four that we sang. If you would like to see all of those songs as well as the talks given, go here.

ARISE and SHINE FORTH that They Light may be a Standard for the Nations. D&C 115:5

That is exactly what I was able to do for an hour and a half during the General Young Women's Conference, and it was amazing. I thank my Heavenly Father a hundred fold for the opportunity to prove to myself that I believe in Him, his Son, and His restored gospel, and also the opportunity to prove to the world that I believe in Him, his Son, and His restored gospel.

I've thought a lot about the question Sister Webb asked us on the first dress rehearsal: "Why are you here?" She was meaning the choir, but I couldn't help but think about what it meant in a broader sense. Why am I here? What am I supposed to do to make my life mean something? And, as I came to a conclusion as to why I was there in the choir, I came another conclusion as to why I am here on earth. It's pretty simple: To exemplify Christ. The four songs we sang: Come Ye Children of the Lord, As Zion's Youth, High on the Mountain Top, and I Feel My Beautiful Savior's Love all had at least one mutual message and that was of Service. Service is what Christ dedicated his life to. Being in this choir, my main goal was to testify of Christ. That was the reason I was there. So how in the world would I be able to do that if I wasn't living the life he lead? The same thing goes for our lives as well. How in the world can we prove to the world by being here that we are disciples of Christ? How do we prove to Christ himself that we are disciples of Him? It's simple, you see: Live in his footsteps. Serve and love our fellow men even when we don't want to. And "be a standard for the nations."

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for always sharing such amazing things! You have a great talent to write :) I love hearing from you and I hope you know that this blog touches the lives of its readers!
    XOXO- Shay