Your Chart

Like a ticket into eternity your life creates a chart,
Full of stats the cold hard facts of who you really are.
The line graph showing clearly where your treasure lies,
The words and numbers undisputed you will not deny.
Time spent in service, time spent studying Gods word,
Time spent with your kids, time spent with your Lord.
Time spent at the gym, time spent on TV,
Time spent with your hobbies, a pattern you will see.
Looking into your Lords eyes you will know what you have done,
Your mortals days spent by you decided what you've won.
Your passport into eternity will be exactly what you chose,
You're treasure will determine where your eternity goes.
So you must choose wisely the way you spend each day,
Holding your little ones close as you kneel to pray.
Take time to read God's word and share the light you gain,
Take time to lift another who is suffering in pain.
Serve in the Holy temple and lift the hands that hang down,
Loving others as Christ did will bring you to a crown.
Don't be led by the enemy to waste your mortal days,
For in the end the way you live will bring you shame or praise.
Your passport into eternity is defined by what you do,
So spend your time building God's kingdom, be faithful, kind and true.
Then at last as you behold the stats of all you love,
You will see with great joy that you've earned a place above!

Written by Michelene Glasson

Reflections

Like the man in the video we each have a choice about how we use our time. Our decisions reflect who and what we love. In Matthew we read, "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." In the end God will grant us the desire of our hearts. I hope each of us will take a look at the chart we are creating and make adjustments if needed. Today is the perfect day to reprioritize and begin again! Because of our Savior Jesus Christ we can repent and begin creating a new worthy chart!:)

A New List

 

Once there was a woman who made a list of chores,

Of things that needed be cleaned the windows, floors and doors.

Throughout her busy day her children called her name,

She answered back I am working, go out and play a game.

A friend called to talk but she didn’t answer the line,

I am busy now she thought I’ll talk another time.

She bustled through the day with cleaning, cooking and more,

Pushing herself hard she completed every chore.

Slumping into her chair, she saw her scriptures tucked away,

I should have read she thought, perhaps another day.

Gently she felt the pull of the spirit within herself,

She went and took her scriptures down from her neat and tidy shelf.

Opening them gently they fell to Luke chapter 10,

Her eyes were wet with tears as she reached the chapters end.

Her heart ached as she pondered the message she had read,

The scared words recorded of what the Master said.

She had been like Martha careful and troubled by many things,

She had neglected the good part and the joy that love brings.

Kneeling in prayer she promised that tomorrow her list would be new,

It would reflect her Savior and the work that He would do.

If floors were neglected and the laundry was left undone,

She wouldn’t fret or worry as she sat and read to her son.

If a friend needed a helping hand and the cost was leave a chore,

She would go to her friend, for in giving she would find more.

She promised to care for her family with true purpose and love,

To seek to cherish the precious gifts sent from God above.

She promised to seek out the lonely and lift the troubled in heart,

She promised to honor her Savior and always do her part.

 

Written by Michelene Glasson

Of Regrets and Resolutions

This is an awesome talk, I encourage all of you to listen to it in it's entirety!:) At the close of his talk Dieter F. Utchdorf said, "The path toward fulfilling our divine destiny as sons and daughters of God is an eternal one. My dear brothers and sisters, dear friends, we must begin to walk that eternal path today; we cannot take for granted one single day. I pray that we will not wait until we are ready to die before we truly learn to live."

Live Like You Were Dying