Tuesday, October 16, 2012
T-116 : Blogging Introspection
One thing that getting into the habit of nightly blogging has done for me is caused me to engage in a lot more introspection. Often times during the day I find myself observing and thinking of things then emailing myself a note to talk about that in more detail at a later time. At this week's devotional Elder Paul E. Koelliker, First Quorum of the Seventy gave us a pattern that might help as we listen for messages the Lord wants us to hear. He said to take out a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. List the important facts on one side. List the spiritual promptings that come to mind while listening. Later go back to the notes and find a scriptural reference for the thought you wrote. As you do you'll have your understanding expanded. I like to think I've already been doing a bit of that with my pattern. I hope that I don't end up banging my head against the wall when I've finally counted down 115 more entries.