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.
- First off, this morning I said to ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” If you are like me and didn’t have time to due to rushing off to Church, I suggest you do it now.
- For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Language by clicking here.
- 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.
There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:
I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until July 12, 2015.
As said before, you must read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language before committing to the program, maybe even every day if you have time for it. To help with the commitment, here is a post sharing a way that I’ve discovered that will help us to remember the commitment throughout the day.
There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the 3rd paragraph of the For the Strength of Youth section on Language:
Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.
It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day. There will also be a second post sent out at 9:00 p.m. each day which will help you review your progress and keep your commitment fresh in your mind.
If done right, this is going to be a hard segment. What you are committing to is to not gossip about, mock, tease, or even speak angrily at or rudely to anyone for the next three weeks. You also commit to not swear, take the Lord’s name in vain, or use crude language or gestures of any kind. If you have trouble with any of this, which you will, you also commit to asking for the support that you need, whether from your friends and family or from God, preferably all three. Just remember that while it is perfection that we are striving for, as Jesus has commanded, it is enough so long as we try our hardest. So don’t be discouraged, He loves us enough to make up the difference so long as we do our best.
p.s. Happy Father’s Day!