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 Friends by clicking here.
- For more specific commitments, see this post for a list of the commitments that will be sent out each day.
- 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.
As is 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 Friends today and every day until May 10, 2015.
As I’ve said before, you REALLY want to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Friends, maybe even everyday if you have time for it. It is packed with advice and commandments that will help you with your friends. There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence in the 2nd paragraph of the For the Strength of Youth section on Friends:
Today I, ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.
It is this 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.