Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 256: Exercise Faith Vs. The Exercise Bike

I've taken to listening to talks from past General Conference sessions during my walk to/from work and any other time I can.  One of the talks from today was by Carl B. Cook of the Seventy titled, "It Is Better to Look Up".  He said that after a particularly hard day he got into the elevator at Church Headquarters and pushed the button to a lower floor.  He was feeling downtrodden and found himself staring at the floor when another passenger entered the elevator.  The passenger asked what he was staring at and he replied, "Oh, nothing."  To this the passenger responded, "You know, it is better to look up."  With this comment Brother Cook looked up and saw President Monson pointing upwards towards heaven, indicating that in all situations it is better to look to heaven for help, comfort and direction.
Here's a small quote that I loved from his talk:
Experience has taught me that if we, like President Monson, exercise our faith and look to God for help, we will not be overwhelmed with the burdens of life. We will not feel incapable of doing what we are called to do or need to do. We will be strengthened, and our lives will be filled with peace and joy. We will come to realize that most of what we worry about is not of eternal significance—and if it is, the Lord will help us. But we must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow His direction.

Ha ha:
Ladies.  No matter how much you are sick of whatever giant/heavy/obnoxious eyesore-of-a-piece of furniture your husband insists on having in your living space--don't try moving it down into the cement basement by yourself.  Especially when, after hearing you fall down the stairs with it, he tells you he'd really like to keep it where it was, and then asks you to help him move it back up the stairs.  The scrapes and bruises are so not worth it--just take a hammer to it instead.

1 comment:

  1. I love that talk! Thanks for putting up that quote. Great inspiration in the morning.

    Hope your bruises heal quickly! :)