Sunday, August 9, 2009

Morning Devotionals

I guess it's my turn to introduce myself. I'm Meagan Swenson, Tricia's sister-in-law! I have now known Trish for a little over two years and I have loved getting to know her. She has taught me so many things and I love her outlook on life. I have been married for a little over 2 years and just graduated from college with a BA in Theatre Arts. I can mostly be defined as a dancer, but I am also a wanna be homemaker.

Today I was reading another article in the August Ensign called "Opening the Heavens." The article talks about having a morning devotional time spent in prayer, meditation, and scripture study. The author, Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi, says that "[i]f you have a devotional every morning, even if only for a few minutes, you will be deeply blessed." I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I have a really hard time remembering to say my morning prayers. I really liked this article because I know that for me when I wake up, say my prayers, and read my scriptures in the morning my day is more enjoyable and I feel closer to my Heavenly Father throughout the day.

Since reading this article, my goal now is to have a morning devotional every morning. I encourage you all to do the same thing, even if it is only for 5 minutes. Also if you get the chance read this article. It will definitely inspire you to set time aside each morning for seek out spiritual things.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, I don't think I have prayed in the morning for a long time. I think I completely forgot about it. I was good at it for a while before and during my mission though. Sounds like repentance is in order for me!

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  2. Such a good idea; and all it takes in an extra five minutes...

    Good time to try... :)

    I'm excited to get to know you Meagan and Must-Ash!

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