A couple of days ago I was reading Jacob 3:1-2 as I have been focusing on the topic of prayer this past week:
1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and apray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will bconsole you in your cafflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down djustice upon those who seek your destruction.
I love these two verses and have found great comfort and guidance in them throughout my life but on Monday the phrase, "feast upon his love" penetrated my heart in a way that I had to ask myself if I had ever really read the words before. I'm love and am familiar with the idea of feasting on the Word (2 Nephi 32:3), but feasting on His love felt like a revelation. So I contemplated and then I sent out a text message to some very wise and wonderful people:
From my study this morning, Jacob 3:2 talks about "feasting upon His love." We all know and understand what it means to feast upon His word, how does one go about feasting upon His love?
You can comment below, email me, text me, call me and we'll go to lunch and talk about it, but I would love to know your thoughts and feelings. The lunch offer applies to anyone who I've already asked.
I am compiling my thoughts and am writing something for next week, but for today, will you share a little bit of your heart with me.
You can download this print as a reminder if you would like.
Download Akimball_feastuponHislove (8.5x11 pdf)
It has been so lovely each morning to talk about the Savior's life and have this fun poster for them to look at and be reminded of the stories. I laminated ours so that we could use it again. I think I will make a small version for gifts.
A couple of people have asked about our Easter traditions so I thought I would just tell you here:
We do very little for Easter. We just try and focus on Christ. Easter baskets with the bunny didn't happen, not that there is anything wrong with that, it was just something I didn’t want to do. I wanted one holiday that wasn’t commercialized. There were plenty of egg/treat hunts with family and around town, so one more here at home felt excessive. When the girls were little, they got matching Easter dresses, but even that tradition is gone. So really, it boils down to me being lazy. I know you understand the constant go, go, go of time and activities, responsibilities, etc. Easter has become a let it all go kind of holiday and be simple. I love visiting with family. I love talking about Jesus.