My first thought this morning was a line from the hymn Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King “ Life evermore we’ll know through thee, our friend.” I was in a spiritual frame of mind.
A bit later I felt to have church, but since attending physical church isn’t an option today with the COVID-19 craziness I had church at home. Even though it was just me I listened to an opening song, I Know That My Redeemer Lives and while reading the words in the Sacred Music app sang along in my mind (because you know MS changed me to no longer feel comfortable singing aloud.)
With folded arms and closed eyes I said a prayer in my mind, like I would have said if I was at church. I listened to the Sacrament hymn Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King and pondered it’s meaning while singing the words (again, in my mind.) The hymn said to sing Worshipfully and indeed I felt as if I was worshiping the Lord. It was a sacred moment.
Next, I felt to listen to the latest General Conference talk by Elder Bednar so I pulled up “Let This House Be Built unto My Name” on YouTube. The talk grabbed me when he mentioned how Temple Covenants and Ordinances condition our hearts and sanctify us. I couldn’t help but think about my very recent blog post that mentioned covenants, ordinances and promises and realized how the Lord had inspired me to hear this talk. I loved every word Elder Bednar said and made a mental note to study his written talk later today, sentence by sentence.
The closing song was I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go and I felt extremely happy about the Sacrament Meeting format and how it’s the same all over the world, and how thankful I was to follow that format at home. Again I felt led by the Lord to hear the closing song. How could I not love the chorus that echoed another song I very recently blogged about?
“I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I’ll be what you want me to be.”
Song I blogged about:
I Will Go and Do
Finally, I closed my eyes and said a closing prayer in my mind, thanking the Lord for guiding me and for that spiritual time. I loved doing that and plan on doing it every Sunday from now on. The church program “Gospel Learning: Home Centered Church Supported” (implemented just last year, in 2019) is truly inspired.