MR says: With the Church's focus on the Sacrament this year, this is a great reminder to keep Christ and our covenants in our hearts always.
Recently I attended the Third Annual BYU New Testament Commentary Conference. Of particular interest was a speech by Richard D. Draper on the importance and significance of the sacrament.
After the conference I began to ask myself how can the repeated personal ordinance of the sacrament change me? My life changed when I realized that it was Christ offering me emblems of repentance, love and grace during the LDS sacrament each week. Here are 8 ways to remember the Savior and His atonement every day!
Think of Others that Need Help
During the sacrament turn outward and ponder on whom you can serve.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34-35).
How can the sacrament be a personal experience, while also being a time where I can turn outward and remember those around me?
The scripture above was spoken in the first sacrament service and were instructions given by the Lord to His disciples on the eve of the atonement. These words should be the mantra of our lives and the focal point of our days. Not only can we look inward and reflect during the sacrament but we may also use this weekly ordinance as a way to look outward and find ways to serve.
Acting as He would act and serving as He would serve seems to be one if the best ways to take upon us His name. Not only can we receive inspiration from the Spirit but we can actively look around us and find opportunities to serve. Doing so can increase our closeness and testimony of Jesus.
To Do: Ponder about whom you can serve during the week. After setting goals make plans to lift another person’s burden.