Sunday, April 26, 2015

Week 85
It's been a good week. 
I'd like to talk about music today. It can lift us up or bring us down. If you'd like some awesome, uplifting, free, music you can go on the Church's Youth Playlist of FREE music! Everything in 2015 mutual theme is super good. They've really upped their game since I was youthful. haha

D&C 25:12
12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.

What is the song of your heart? Would is sound like "Come thou Fount of Every Blessing," or would is sound more like "Party Rock Anthem" or "Gangnam Style?" (Sorry, I'm behind the modern music) 
Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:21) I had a very interesting experience with this idea in my second year of EFY. I opened my scriptures to a random place. I sought for spiritual answers and for what I needed to change to be closer to God. I opened to this scripture and realized that I had my heart in the world (namely in sports cars.) 
Do you spend an excessive amount of time researching cool new things that'll be outdated in 6 months? Is that what you most care about? You'd probably say no, but if time devotion defined priorities I think that would reveal a lot about all of us. Pay attention to your time. There's probably something better that you could do rather than spend 2 hours on Facebook and Pinterest. (I was very guilty of this before my mission.)
I'd just like to invite all of you to make a conscious change of mind and actions. Make your time devotion in accordance with your true priorities (Family, God, learning.)
I love you all! I miss all of you and look forward to your hugs and high fives. Please pray for me!
Honoring God
Elder Decker
Pictures: The hulk riding his equally epic trusty steed, Godzilla.
Elder Andersen's first time seeing snow up close, ever.
First short sleeve day of the year! (in the same week and the snow #IDAHO)

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