First Priority When Divorcing

Salli's Divorce Support Blog

I'm reminded, as I study the Book of Mormon this morning, how important it is to read the Word of God daily to receive the guidance, direction, and protection the Lord has for those who will heed His invitation.

And I've discovered the earlier I do this, each day, the better.

I have found that when I switch the computer on first, before I study the scriptures, I easily get distracted answering unimportant emails and Face Book messages, or exploring websites that are of little value.

Sometimes the computer can keep me from reading the scriptures, at all, in a given day. On those days, I enjoy less peace and confidence.

I made the mistake this morning of thinking, "Oh, I haven't read my scriptures yet, but I'm right here...I'll just check my email quickly..." So, I turned on the computer, though feeling a bit guilty and out-of-order. I sensed a slight spiritual disconnect whilst I wandered contrary to what the Lord was whispering to me.

Suddenly, the computer died! I thought, "I can take a hint!" 

So, I went upstairs and opened the Book of Mormon; I found Alma 37:38-47 very instructive on the topic! Especially verse 44: "For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land."

Divorce is such a wonderful time to practice exactness and honor as we go about our daily spiritual maintenance. Put the Lord first each day and you will find that He will put you first, too!

Choosing the Lord's way is important to the quality of your day--every day; divorced or not!

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Divorced and full of fret and regret, I found my 'Reason for Living' on the internet. Now, my life is lots of fun, married in Portland, Oregon.

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