Congratulations! The Repentance segment has finished! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Sabbath Day Observance and the segment will last for three weeks, until October 4. I should warn that during this coming period I am starting college (I’m in my apartment now). Everything should continue to work properly, but just a heads up. Also, sometime this segment I should be sending out a survey to get some feedback on FTSOA, so keep a look out for that.
Before you let this topic rest: ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.
To conclude this segment, here’s a final thought, quoted from Finding Forgiveness by Richard G. Scott because he said it better than I ever could:
“In closing, with all the tenderness and sincerity of heart I invite each one of you to thoughtfully review your life. Have you deviated from the standards that you know will bring happiness? Is there a dark corner that needs to be cleaned out? Are you now doing things that you know are wrong? Do you fill your mind with unclean thoughts? When it is quiet and you can think clearly, does your conscience tell you to repent?
“For your peace now and for everlasting happiness, please repent. Open your heart to the Lord and ask Him to help you. You will earn the blessing of forgiveness, peace, and the knowledge you have been purified and made whole. Find the courage to ask the Lord for strength to repent, now. I solemnly witness that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer. I know that He lives. I testify that He loves you personally and will help you.
“Obtain His forgiveness by repenting, now.”