[The following post is taken from my mission journal, while my husband and I were serving our couples mission in the UK from 2015-2016]
I’ve been trying to be disciplined in my diet, eating healthy and losing the “mission-20” that I gained soon after arrival. I am fine when there is nothing tempting in the house, but last night someone brought flapjacks to FHE [Family Home Evening–a program we put on in our home each Monday evening for the single servicemen and women in the UK, comprised of food, an inspirational thought and fellowship]…I must confess that I overindulged, and then felt the immediate consequences of that decision. That night I prayed for help in sticking to my resolve to limit sweets from my diet. Then I picked up the book Teachings of Thomas S. Monson [President of the LDS Church at the time] that a friend loaned us. I’m reading sequentially and was up to the letter C. The section next was Choice and Accountability! I read:
“No decision you make is minor or unimportant, for every decision has bearing upon our eternal welfare. I would urge you to stay close to the Lord. Call upon him for guidance and help in the choices that are placed before you.”
“When faced with…choices, how do we decide? Do we succumb to the promise of momentary pleasure? To our urges and passions? Our Heavenly Father has given us each the power to think and reason and decide. With such power, self-discipline becomes a necessity. You may ask, Are decisions really that important? I say to you, decisions determine destiny.”
I know that my Heavenly Father is aware of me and what I need. He hears and answers prayers.
These may appear to be innocuous, and in fact are actually quite a healthy snack….when taken in moderation! You can find an easy recipe here.