Faith, Reflection

To-Be List

While the rest of our holiday weekend hasn’t exactly been as magical as planned (for starters, our heater blew out last night and we have been freezing all day, hence the Matt-burrowing-into-his-coat picture above), I did have the chance to get started on this week’s To-Be List.

Can I share something pretty miraculous first? So yesterday, I was asked to be a sub in Relief Society and teach the lesson next week. I didn’t think much of it, but rather went on in my To-Be List studying as normal. As I was studying, I kept getting the feeling that the exact topic I was studying was giving me a little deja vu, like I had recently heard a conference talk on it or something.

Then, after all my studying was finished for the day, I decided to just pull out the talk I was supposed to be teaching about this Sunday.


The conference talk that I had been trying to remember was the talk that I’ll be teaching this next week.

I’m thinking that this was a message I really needed to hear right now.

I love it when that happens 🙂

For this week’s To-Be List, I’m studying Romans 12:3 (if you’re new to my whole To-Be List thing, check out this post).

Romans 12:3

“For I say . . . to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

My study questions for the week are:
*How hightly (or not) ought I to think of myself?
*What is the link between thinking soberly and the faith that God has given us?
*It says that “God hath dealth to every man the measure of faith”–what does that mean?
*How can I learn humility, other than just through trials [because I know that they teach me humility!]?

I’ve only studied the first question today, but if you want something to ponder for the week, check out: Moses 1: 9-14, Daniel 4:35, Helaman 12:7, Ether 3:2, Psalms 8: 4-6, Job 7:17-18, and this talk.

I love how my experience studying today just solidified everything that I read–that although I may seem insignificant compared to God’s creations without number, I matter to him. It truly is “the paradox of man,” like Pres. Uchtdorf said in his talk.

Anyway, I’d love to hear about insights that you all have, and I invite you to join me in my study quest. Happy becoming!

This Week’s To-Be List:

*Don’t think of myself more highly than I ought (Be Humble)

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