Today’s inspiration is drawn from “Now Is the Time” by Elder Jack N. Gerard Of the Seventy during 2018.
Elder Jack N. Gerard’s poignant message, “Now Is the Time,” offers us a wake-up call to the realities of life’s fleeting moments and the urgency of assessing our priorities. In his personal experience, Elder Gerard shares a profound lesson that resonates with all of us.
Scripture: John 8:31–32 – The Truth Shall Make You Free
“If ye continue in my word, then ye are my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Elder Gerard’s story of a health scare during a business trip reminds us that life is filled with unexpected moments that can define our perspectives and priorities in an instant.
Our modern world bombards us with distractions, from information overload to the constant lure of technology. Elder Gerard likens these distractions to the “great and spacious building” in Lehi’s dream, diverting us from our covenant path.
Elder Gerard references President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation to youth and sisters to step back from the world, disengage from social media, and assess their lives. This invitation extends to all of us as we evaluate the impact of distractions on our spiritual journey.
Elder Gerard highlights the wisdom of President Dallin H. Oaks, who advises us to prioritize choices among worldly demands. The best choices, he asserts, are centered on understanding Jesus Christ and our divine identity.
Understanding our divine origins is pivotal. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and knowing the truth can free us from worldly distractions. Seeking the Savior and recognizing our divine potential are key elements of this journey.
Elder Gerard emphasizes the value of an eternal perspective. As the world debates over truth, we must rely on the Spirit of Truth to guide us. Understanding things as they really are is essential for our salvation.
In conclusion, Elder Gerard’s message reminds us of the preciousness of time and the need to assess our lives. The urgency to step back from distractions, embrace the truth, and prioritize what truly matters cannot be overstated.
As you reflect on your own life, consider how you can contribute to making the world a better place. Extend kindness, share truth, and uplift those around you. By doing so, you not only improve the world but also align yourself with the eternal principles that truly matter.
Remember, now is the time to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Embrace the truth, seize the moment, and let your light shine brightly in a world that needs your goodness and love. Link to the original: Now Is the Time
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