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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Action

The more I spend time with the Words of Counsel presented at the 2013 World Conference, the more I see.  Of course that is exactly the reason President Stephen Veazey asked us to dwell in those words, isn't it?  What I observe now is that the document is a blend of direction and instruction or education, all of which is intended for our active guidance.  This writing is focused on direction.

Have you noticed how this document is full of action words and phrases?  Here is a partial list.
follow
shape
invite
see
undertake
abolish
end
pursue
align
move
free
discover
listen
remember
accept
embrace
be not consumed
be passionately concerned
offer
live, love and share
bear
remember
trust

Each of the above words or phrases undoubtedly could rate its own post in this blog, however for today, let us at least note that this document calls us to action.  While there is a true need for us to contemplate this counsel spiritually, if we are to be faithful to its guidance we must do more than that.  These are not words of encouragement to keep on keeping on, or continue with business as usual.  This is a call to "be about our Father's business," actively, passionately, seriously.

What call are you sensing as you dwell in these words?  Which words call you to action?

Posted by Carman

2 comments:

  1. I am being called to share my testimony of joining the church & my family & my trials throughout many years of my being diagnosed with bi-polar disease. My church is starting to talk about mental illness. It makes me feel valuable as I can relate to the topic of mental illness & share my many experiences with others. I've always been an advocate for mental illness & now I'm pleased that other Community of Christ members are talking about it too. Faithfully, Colleen Mercer, Lowbanks Congregation.

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  2. Thank you Colleen. It is good to know this post is affirming to you and others who struggle. I'm not sure where this discussion will lead, but I am hoping it will be helpful.

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