Light for Everyday Life

My teenage daughter and I watched this talk together, which I think was primarily meant for teenagers caught in the midst of a confusing time, but these words have stayed with me, “You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness.”

Every day I experience a bit of confusion and begin to second guess my choices before and after I make them. It usually happens with silly things like which brand of facial cleanser to buy, but this confusion causes me greater angst when my choices are of greater importance—like health care decisions.

That confusion feels dark and disjointed. My mind feels like it is running all over the place and isn’t settled.

In contrast, I want to make choices based on good information and good inspiration, choices that will work for me and be successful. When that happens, my mind feels clear and connected.

This scripture in the The Book of Mormon answers that desire:

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 7:13

And when I reread that talk, I found these words:

I promise you that within the next few days you will feel the illumination of the Spirit of Christ and the Holy Ghost in your everyday life. When you walk in the light, you will feel at that moment some of the warmth and the happiness that will finally be yours when you are welcomed home again with the hundreds and perhaps thousands of others whom you will bring with you, who have walked in the light because you did.

President Henry B. Eyring
Walk in the Light

The majority of life’s time is spent in ordinary moments. How reassuring it is to know that even those moments—especially in those moments—we can and will receive light.

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