And then I went on a mission. Suddenly, I have thirty minutes of required exercise every morning, I don't have time to snack on sugary things all day, and I'm blessed with companions that know how to eat a whole lot healthier than I do. My body started to feel a whole lot better and I even started to lose weight, which has never happened to me before.
|I love these. I don't eat them anymore.|
It was during one of these not-so-fun times that I had a heart-to-heart with my Heavenly Father.
"Heavenly Father!" I said. "I am doing so much better than I used to. I am exercising, I don't eat Marshmallow Mateys anymore, and I have never eaten so much cracked wheat in my entire life! Why do I still feel sick and tired?"
"Because there is more you can do."
"But I'm healthy now! Isn't this what healthy is?"
"Sister Johnson. When have you ever told your investigators that two or three changes is enough?"
Somewhat chastised, I said, "Never."
"I am happy for the changes that you have made, and I have given you blessings of health and strength. But there is always more you can do."
Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21 says, "There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated-- And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated."
The better I obey a commandment, the better my blessings will be. My entire life, I will strive to find new ways to keep the commandments more exactly. I won't be perfect at them, especially the Word of Wisdom because Easter comes once a year and Cadbury Creme Eggs now come in packs of five. But I'm working on it. And that's the point.