I've discovered that life is hard. Okay, I've actually known that for a while now, but leaving the college scene and feeling like a legitimate "adult" has been a bit of a shocker for us. Life hit us hard. All of a sudden our bills are bigger, I have less time in the day (even though I somehow thought that
But realizing that life is never going to get easier has caused me to think a lot on what I really want in my life and what is most important. The name of this blog is Christian Family Values. In it we hope to write those things that are most important for a family to remain centered on Christ. And so as I've pondered this question of what to do with my life and what doctrines I need to focus on to keep my family centered on Christ, I continually have come back to that which is most important: Christ.
Yeah, yeah, I know it seems simple, maybe even cliché, but it is the truth. So I've asked myself, how
is my relationship with Jesus Christ? How well do I know Him? Do I really know Him?
Ezra Taft Benson, a latter-day prophet, said the following about living a Christ-centered life:
When we live a Christ-centered life, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ” (2 Ne. 25:26). We “receive the pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love” (Jacob 3:2). Even when Nephi’s soul was grieved because of his iniquities, he said, “I know in whom I have trusted. My God hath been my support” (2 Ne. 4:19–20).We remember Alma’s counsel: “Let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever. Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings” (Alma 37:36–37).“Remember, remember,” said Helaman, “that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, … that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, … [they] shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery” (Hel. 5:12).