Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Our Bishop declared he had a BHAG to share with us.  




Anyways, he wants us to become a ZION people.  A Zion Ward.    

That was a month ago and although I kind of forgot about it, I realize that we have been working on it even at a subconscious level.  Things are less CRAZY around here as crazy as that may seem to say.

Last Sunday he posed his BHAG to us again and asked if we remembered it and if we were working on it.  A Sister in the ward said "No offense Bishop, but I have enough on my plate right now and don't want to willingly invite new trials and challenges into my life.  

Amen!, was my reply under my breath.  Who would want that when life is already so complicated?

The Bishop's reply was, "Are we looking at the end goal, what comes at the end of the trials...the blessings?"  

Hmmmm, didn't think of that.

He had a good point when he said that we tend to fixate on the NOW and not the LATER that is always going to come.  Wouldn't it be great if when we got to the LATER  it was better because we worked in the NOW?  He used the statement: "If it is to be, it is up to me".  So simple.

I have been pondering this (yes, I occasionally do that) and know that if we want a ZION state in our homes, in ourselves and in our Wards, we have to pray for it and work at it.  Sometimes it seems like a lofty goal, but imagine if we were truly able to accomplish it?  That would truly be AWESOME indeed and I want to be part of that!


grandmadebbie said...

So glad that I can see those sweet kids and all you do for them. I remember the trip to Canada long ago.But so much fun. Hope your great.Love you Aunt debbie

Tamaratravel said...

What do you have to do to have the Zion state? Did he set certain goals? My goal is to not kill the kids each day...

Margaret said...

I think your you-tube video helps to get us going in the right direction.

Shannon said...

Robin, I have been pondering this the last couple of days. It really made me think. I definitely don't feel like I want any extra trials; but they do make us grow. I think the key is being humble enough to accept whatever Heavenly Father puts in our path, and to be thankful in all things. Easier said than done for me!

Kelley said...

This is a good post, and I will definitely be mulling on this idea for a while. We could definitely use a ZION home right now since we are VERY far away from that right now.

Isn't Bishop awesome! We miss all you guys so much.