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Thursday, November 01, 2007

You know how I am always saying....

" I'm trying to be like Jesus?"
This'll be where that comes from, I LOVE this song, Eli sings it every day..EVERY day, is there a better song for a little person to sing? Or anyone actually. I think not. ( the bigger boys are tired of him singing it and often can be heard saying " Tell him to STOP! It's not even sunday!" ( Heathens)

My blog is usually flippant, sometimes crass and occassionally irreverant.
That's me.
What is also a huge part of me is the belief I have that this life is a tiny part of who we are, I believe that we are Eternal and whatever we do on this life moulds us into the people we will be forever.
I have had many times when my faith was barely a whisper and others when I could move mountains because I am so sure of my God.
No matter what state my faith has been in music has always had the ability to touch my soul. Hearing children sing will crack me even when my heart is as hardened as it's possible to be.
We are working on a programme for the children at church, they will be presenting it this month and this is one of the songs they are going to sing. As soon as they start practising the children all turn to watch Eli sing as he just LOVES this sing, his whole face lights up and he sticks his chin out and sings from the bottom of his heart, the rest of the kids love to see it, I love to see it. I will try and video him so you can see it, he's hit the shy stage though so chances are he'll clam up.
Lately I feel such a need to teach these little boys more and more about Jesus. H does that anyway, every day teaching them and reading them stories. Seth is already so knowledgeable about teh scriptures and the people in them, I want them to learn the HEART part of the gospel, not just the facts but the compassion, the gentleness the need to serve and love one another.
You know, even if Jesus were just a story book character, what a great one to try and emulate, who could NOT want their children to live their lives in a way that spread love and kindness, to strive to be better and more honest, have more integrity and compassion? Forget Spiderman or Superman.

" Choose ye this day whom ye will for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" ( Joshua 24:15)

So although I sometimes make light of things that perhaps should be revered, I do believe that we need to try and be like Jesus. Even in the little things, especially in the little things.
I have no idea why I felt the need to write about this today, but I did feel the need and when that happens it's usually a great idea to go with it.

Who do you try to be like?

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Anonymous Susie said...

Jesus. I try. I fail. I try again. And again . . .

10:15 pm  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

I really try to be like Jesus. I often fail. And I'm sure your message was meant to serve as a reminder to all of us who read it, that we need to keep trying. That may just be the reason you felt the need to post this.

2:02 am  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

Helen, I wanted to add that I had sat down to read your post in the midst of sheer frustration with my kids. I came home from class and they were both being monsters. Makenneh whining about wanting the living room light back on, Sebastian whining about everything and anything..and i was at my wits end. In frustration, I sat and opened your blog. After reading your post, I went and snuggled with them on the couch and they are both sound asleep. So, yes, when you feel those strong urges to post these messages, know that someone out here can surely use the words! I know I did tonight. I thought of Jesus with the children all around Him and I knew what I needed to do!

2:05 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

I do try to be like Jesus, but I know I can try harder. And don't ever ignore that feeling -- you know exactly where it comes from!

That is definitely one of my favorite songs, too, Helen. I wish I could see Eli sing it! Did I tell you I'm the new Primary Chorister in our ward? What a daunting calling! Being a singer I think I tend to make things technical rather than spiritual, and I need to change that.

Thanks for following the prompting to post this. I needed it, and I'm not the only one!

11:48 pm  

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