In Memory of Our God… – Alma 46:12

12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

We gain courage by remembering the things we value more than our own lives. Captain Moroni listed a number of those things on his makeshift flag: God and religion, freedom and peace, family. Surely, the reverence we feel toward those would inspire us to face danger or to make significant sacrifices to defend them. If we can remember those things, then surely the daily struggles and anxieties of life are less intimidating and less disruptive. No wonder we take the sacrament each week and pray every day. We need to remind ourselves of the things that matter most in our lives so that we will have the courage to defend them and not be distracted by the small things which can so easily clutter our schedules and command our attention.
Today, I will remember my faith, my freedom, and my family. I will focus on the most important things in my life and will not allow small challenges or difficulties to disrupt my focus or distract me from doing what is right.
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