Hello! This post is for those who have already been doing FTSOA and know how everything is run. If you are new or would like a reminder, a more comprehensive post can be found here.
- For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Family by clicking here.
- Instead of having a post with suggestions of how to live the commitment, I decided that simply reading the For the Strength of Youth section on Family would be the best course of action. The section is very specific, and it should be very easy to find ways to apply the section’s advice.
- The daily reminders as well as new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox.
- You can find previous reminders here.
Unlike usual (although potentially becoming the usual), there are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you everyday that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:
I, ____________________, commit to living the For the Strength of Youth standards for Family today and every day until April 19, 2015.
As I’ve said before, you REALLY want to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Family, maybe even everyday if you have time for it. It is packed with advice and commandments that will help you with your family. There is also a second commitment that is based on the 2nd sentence in the 2nd paragraph of the For the Strength of Youth section on Family:
Today I, ____________________, will do my part in strengthening my family.
It is the 2nd commitment that will be sent everyday. The point of these short segments is to help you nail the principle so well and lift yourself so high that at the end of the allotted time, when you go back to living your life like normal, you won’t fall quite as far. You will have improved, bettered, magnified yourself. I strongly suggest writing down your commitment and saying it out loud to help you focus on it. If you want to do better and give it more meaning, bring your family and friends into it. Support each other and use this as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger.
Above all, remember that God is always with you, and that He is always there to help you when you are in need. The purpose of making this commitment is to heed Jesus’ request to come unto Him. By living a Christ-like life, we show Him that we love Him. As we make this commitment, may we have His strength and guidance to do as He wishes.