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Ponder the Path of Thy Feet

Posted by Bailey Thompson on

"Ponder the path of thy feet. As we do, we will have the faith, even the desire, to walk the path which Jesus walked…The Savior’s example provides a framework for everything that we do, and His words provide an unfailing guide. His path will take us safely home."

Conference strengthened my testimony so much last week and as I have reflected on the talks and lessons taught, I have found myself continually drawn to Monson's talk about pondering our very own path we're walking in life. 

Life can be discouraging at times and our path may seem difficult. But our beloved Prophet spoke the most comforting words when he stated, "as we examine the path Jesus walked, we will see that it took Him through many of the same challenges we ourselves will face in life." We are never alone on our path! Jesus walked the path of disappointment, the path of temptation and the path of pain. "We can expect no more than the Master... While we will find on our path bitter sorrow, we can also find great happiness." We can walk the path of obedience, the path of service and the path of prayer. All which lead to greater peace and happiness. 

"As we strive to place Christ at the center of our lives by learning His words, by following His teachings, and by walking in His path, He has promised to share with us the eternal life that He died to gain. There is no higher end than this, that we should choose to accept His discipline and become His disciples and do His work throughout our lives. Nothing else, no other choice we make, can make of us what He can."

No other path in life will lead us safely home to our Father in Heaven, but the path that the Savior walked. He is there with us every step of the way, cheering us on and guiding us so that we may someday soon return to live with Him. I can think of not a happier day. I hope and pray I may always ponder the path of my very own feet and find that they are walking the same path the Savior walked. 

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