Thursday Thoughts

On Thursday we were lucky to have the elders teach our RS lesson.  They taught a lesson from D. Todd Christofferson’s “Reflections on a Consecrated Life” from the October 2010 General Conference.

Elder Christofferson talked about seeing the church film Man’s  Search for Happiness, narrated by Elder Richard L. Evans.  This is the quote he shared from that film.

“Life offers you two precious gifts—one is time, the other freedom of choice, the freedom to buy with your time what you will. You are free to exchange your allotment of time for thrills. You may trade it for base desires. You may invest it in greed. …

“Yours is the freedom to choose. But these are no bargains, for in them you find no lasting satisfaction.

“Every day, every hour, every minute of your span of mortal years must sometime be accounted for. And it is in this life that you walk by faith and prove yourself able to choose good over evil, right over wrong, enduring happiness over mere amusement. And your eternal reward will be according to your choosing.”

It is up to us to choose to live a consecrated life, one that is devoted to Heavenly Father and to the Savior.

Elder Christofferson went onto say that we can lead a consecrated life, we must consider the following: purity, work, respect for one’s physical body, service, and integrity.  These are the elements we must consider as we make the choices to live a consecrated life.

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