What is my intent as I make each choice?
Is my intent changing to reflect God's will?
Is my intent reflecting love or selfishness?
As I prayerfully considered what my May Mini-mission should be, these scriptures, quotes and experiences came to my mind:
- ". . . for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." (The King James version of the Holy Bible, Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45)"
- 5 Therefore, verily I say unto you, lift up your voices unto this people; aspeak the thoughts that I shall put into your hearts, and you shall not be bconfounded before men;6 For it shall be agiven you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say.7 But a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall declare whatsoever thing ye adeclare in my name, in solemnity of heart, in the spirit of meekness, in all things." (Doctrine and Covenants 100:5-7)
- 21 Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men. (Doctrine and Covenants 11:21)
- "Empathy during agony is a portion of divinity" Neal A. Maxwell
- The gift of your will is the only gift that is truly yours to give Neal A. Maxwell
- While attending a musical training conference with Merilee Webb and Sharla Dance, I was taught that if I am a good musician or teacher, but have a sense of selfishness or pride in my heart, then I need to refine my intent and use my gifts only as God would have me use them. The way I teach and perform music was forever changed that day, but my heart started to change as well. It is no longer about me, but about service. (see here )
- "You are asking the wrong question. The question you should ask is What is Heavenly Father's plan for me?" Julie B. Beck 2011 BYU Women's Conference