Hello! This is the Go Forward with Faith segment’s starting post. If you are new or would like a reminder of how everything is run with FTSOA, click here for a post on how it all works.
For those reading this post, as usual, I recommend that you read to the end because I’ve written all the last paragraphs specifically for this segment.
- First off, this morning I said to ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” If you, like me, didn’t have time to, 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 Go Forward with Faith 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 will be able to 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 Go Forward with Faith and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until December 27, 2015.
It is very important to read the topic’s For the Strength of Youth section before committing to the program. There is also a second commitment that is based on the topic’s name:
Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.
It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day. To help with the commitment, you may want to leave a note for yourself somewhere, perhaps a sticky note on your desk or a digital reminder on your phone, wherever you think that it would most help you keep your commitment to Go Forward with Faith. There will also be an optional second post sent out at 3:00 pm ET each day which, if you read it, can help remind you to look back over your day to see how well you are keeping your commitment.
While getting everything ready for this segment, I’ve been listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 24/7 music stream. As it happened, while I was trying to think of what to write about, the song “Bound for the Promised Land” came on. What a perfect song for the segment. As it says,
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land
O who will come and go with me
I am bound for the promised land.
The song implies movement, doing something as opposed to nothing, going instead of staying. It tells of your destination, the Promised Land, not just anywhere, forward as opposed to any which way. And if you listen to it, you can hear the determination in their voice. Where would they get that destination? From their faith, their faith to ACT, to leave what they have and become more. We too must be bound for the promised land. We must go forward with faith, doing what the Lord desires us to do and becoming what the Lord desires us to be, line upon line, precept upon precept, until that perfect day in which we hope to see His face and hear His voice saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
To hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing “Bound for the Promised Land,” click here.
For 24/7 Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing, click here.