Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mormon Messages: Daily Bread — Pattern

We all recognize the need for physical sustenance. Hunger and thirst remind us very strongly if we forget. But the spiritual need for sustenance is equally strong. It comes not in drinking water and eating food, but in our constant daily efforts of communion with God. We ought not to think that we can go weeks and months without spiritual sustenance and not suffer and not have a deadening influence in our spiritual life. Acknowledging the reality of our need for a daily spiritual ministration, or manna, helps increase in our courage to do the right thing and to serve others, more than we would have if we ignored God. People sometimes think "well those are such small things; prayer, immersing ourselves in the scriptures, pondering, meditating. How can that really produce a significant difference in a person's life?" But it does. As small these are the those things seem to be, as the daily routine sometimes they may seem to be, these are the things that, day by day, transform us. –D. Todd Christofferson

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