Today’s App Message #2

Elder Alvin F. Meredith III

Question

Elder Meredith relates our life’s journey to driving, emphasizing that we must “look down the road” and remain focused on those things that matter most. Like Peter when he walked on water, we must keep our focus on Christ and ignore the distractions of the world.
How does maintaining a daily focus on Christ help to guide your decisions and allow you to keep an eternal perspective?

Quote

Focusing on Christ requires discipline, especially about the small and simple spiritual habits that help us become better disciples. There is no discipleship without discipline.
Our focus on Christ becomes more clear when we look down the road at where we want to be and who we want to become and then make time every day to do those things that will help us get there. Focusing on Christ can simplify our decisions and provide a guide for how we can best spend our time and resources.
While there are many things worthy of our focus, we learn from Peter’s example the importance of always keeping Christ at the center of our focus. It is only through Christ that we can return to live with God. We rely on the grace of Christ as we strive to become like Him and seek His forgiveness and strengthening power when we fall short.

Elder Alvin F. Meredith III

Scripture

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Matthew 14:30-31

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