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It is the spring of A.D. 34
The final week of His mortal life
Let us spend it with the Lord
And let Him change our lives

In a costly gift,
Mary washed His feet
To our Lord, what can we give…
As a sacrifice… complete

The life of her brother Lazarus
Was saught by conspirators
Who’d planned demise for Jesus
As collusion more out pours

Would we cave in terror
Or stay true loyally
Would we grow in fervor
Supportive… royally…

John 12:1-11 don’t forget to watch for the Joseph Smith Translation in the footnotes. Here Mary, sister of Lazarus, anoints the feet of Jesus…a conspiracy to kill Jesus and Lazarus both is revealed.

“Sacrifice is the very essence of religion; it is the keystone of happy home life, the basis of true friendship, the foundation of peaceful community living, of sound relations among people and nations . . . .

“Without sacrifice there is no true worship of God.”

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Oh the vainness, the frailties, and the foolishness of men
When they think they are wise, they cease to then listen
Let us not set aside great wisdom of profit
As God sends to us His counsel through His beloved prophets

Shall we deliver our independence
To the bondage of worldly men’s judgment?
When to God we owe our allegiance
Shall we heed loud overriding comments?

For the revelations of God
And the whisperings that flow
I have His iron rod
That I hold to…and know

“’O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.
‘But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God’ (2 Nephi 9:28-29).

President Ezra Taft Benson declared, “When pride has a hold on our hearts, we lose our independence of the world and deliver our freedoms to the bondage of men’s judgement. The world shouts louder than the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. The reasoning of men overrides the revelations of God, and the proud let go of the iron rod.” (See 1 Nephi 8:19-28, 11:25, 15:23-24.)

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Spiritually minded is life eternal (S M I L E)
These words gave me the happiest thought
That if I pray earnestly with my heart full
Through the Spirit there’s great joy to be taught

“…Remember, to be carnally-minded is death,
and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal.” (2 Nephi 9:39)

SMILE—Spiritually-Minded Is Life Eternal

14 Day Walk with Christ – Day 5
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We can fine tune the Spirit
Like unto a personal radio
That we might better hear it
As it speaks softly unto our soul

A prayful commitment to obey
All that the Lord commands
Is continually the way
To have the Spirit more at hand

In this shifting and unstable world
Peace and assurance can come
Despite whate’er in life is hurled
The Holy Ghost helps us to overcome

Elder Harold B. Lee taught, “All too often, when God speaks in this still, small voice, it may not be audible to our physical hearing because, like a faulty radio, we may be out of tune wit the infinite. If you will be obedient (for that is the condition) the Lord’s promise to you of peace is sure, absolutely certain!”

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14 Day Walk with Christ – Day 4

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Imagine, you’ve only an hour
To spend with that one in your life
What truths would you empower
To relieve the pain and strife

Love would be my message
Born of Jesus Christ
As life flickers to the edge
I would teach them of His Light

Imagine doing this anyways
With those you pass by each day
Think of the souls you could save
If in tribute to Christ you do and say

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14 Day Walk with Christ – Day 3

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Today, it’s not too late!
Imagine it is your last
Tell that person you hate
It’s a feeling of the past

Give the friendship a new chance
To bloom for the eternities
That each might more advance
With the Light of Christ and peace

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14 Day Walk with Christ – Day 3

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“Be as I am,” the Savior tells us
Through example and in love
Nurture others and build trust
Remind them what life is made of

Express gratitude to all around
Look for the best and forgive
Leave people better than when they were found
That following my example becomes their motive

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Express gratitude to everyone.”

Elder Marvin J. Ashton reminds us, “Be one who nurtures and builds. Be one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”

Jesus Christ, is our best teacher and the finest example of how to treat others.
“Be as I am,” he tells us.
By following his example we can make greater progress in improving ourselves and our relationships than by any other way.

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14 Day Walk with Christ – Day 3

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