Often, I find my life seems so busy that I can’t even make time to do laundry. As I was on my way to the store at 10:30pm on a Saturday night buying groceries before the Sabbath, I was contemplating what exactly is filling my time and keeping me so busy. I thought through my week adding up my various activities and realized that many of the things that keep me busy, aren’t actually adding substance and meaning to my life.
This lesson was one I will never forget, I remember the lesson as “Dailies: Things I should not go to bed without doing” In the talk, five actions are listed to help us draw closer to God.
- Daily communion with our Father in Heaven involving prayer
- Daily selfless service to another
- Daily striving for an increased obedience and perfection in our lives.
- Daily acknowledgement of His divinity
- Daily study of the scriptures
I wish that I could say that every single day, I complete all five “Dailies”. But I don’t, because I’m human. When I do though, I feel the Spirit of God more strongly in my life and I find more joy, meaning and happiness. It’s so much easier to get stuck on Facebook or watch movies on Netflix. But I have definitely found that when I prioritize my life and put God at the top and put my “Dailies” first, everything else on my “to do” list, fits into place.