In the morning, after Ward Choir Practice, I took a three mile walk. Then, it was off to church. Today was Fast and Testimony Meeting.
As a result of fasting, I am feeling a little weak. I have not gone without food for a long time. I figured that since I need to lose about fifty pounds, it would be a good idea for me to participate more fully in the fast. When I first joined the Church, I used to go without food regularly; but within the past few years, I have not gone without food, because I was counseled to not mess with my hypothyroidism. So, today, we will see what happens.
During Sacrament Meeting, I did feel a strong Spirit, more than I can remember feeling previously. I also read about the purpose of the fast: to strengthen one’s testimony. For me, fasting helps me to be more patient. I have found many times during my fast that I lose my patience. As a result, I apologized and tried to be more humble.
I am trying to be like King Lamoni, when he was being taught by Ammon:
“And Ammon did preach unto the people of king Lamoni; and it came to pass that he did teach them all things concerning things pertaining to righteousness. And he did exhort them daily, with all diligence; and they gave heed unto his word, and they were zealous for keeping the commandments of God.” (Alma 21:23)
This is what I previously wrote after reading Alma 21: Repenting Again And Again