Friday, September 12, 2008

O Remember, Remember - President Eyring

O Remember, Remember
President Henry B. Eyring
Second Counselor in the First Presidency

"When our children were very small, I started to write down a few things about what happened every day...I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.

More than gratitude began to grow in my heart. Testimony grew. I became ever more certain that our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. I felt more gratitude for the softening and refining that come because of the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ. And I grew more confident that the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance—even things we did not notice or pay attention to when they happened."

I randomly remember this talk now and then and think about how I might learn so much about God's hand in my life if I tried just what President Eyring did. I think we would all grow in our understanding, our gratitude, and our testimonies just as President Eyring did if we tried asking ourselves each day, " Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?”

Click on the title of the talk at the top of the post to read the entire talk
or watch a portion of the talk below.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was really touched by his talk too! If we just pause to think of what God does for us on a daily basis it would keep the eternal perspective at front view more easily and then petty things wouldn't matter as much. I don't know if you have heard of LDSJournal, but I found it to be a great and easy tool to record some of those moments in my life. Just thought I'd pass it on because I love it so much!

Lucinda said...

My husband and I started writing in our journals each night shortly after his talk last fall. What a blessing this has been. Looking back through them, we have seen the hand of God in our lives countless times.

Becoming LDS said...

Thanks for both of your comments. I now have a renewed determination to try this myself