04.14.19 Sunday Message

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On Wednesday, allergies attacked me and I lost my voice so I couldn’t do the show! 😫So many from our audiences travel from all over the world to see us perform @FlamingoVegas, so when I can’t perform for them, it breaks my heart! 💔To all of you who came to the Wednesday show and only got to see Donny on stage, I know 😳#HeNeedsMe!!! 😉😜🤣😘

That night while I was laying in bed, I couldn’t speak, so it gave me another chance to listen to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #GeneralConference (I told you about it last Sunday). There is always one talk that touches my heart deeply or answers a question I have been pondering. This time, it was Sharon Eubank’s message as she spoke about light. She has a perfect view of the #LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah from her office window, and every night, like clockwork, the lights would come on. But one night in February the lights didn’t go on for some reason. Then this statement she made went straight to my heart. “Seeing darkness where I expected to see light reminded me that one of the fundamental needs we have in order to grow, is to stay connected to our source of light — Jesus Christ. He is the source of our power, the Light and Life of the World. Without a strong connection to Him we begin to spiritually die.”

If focusing on the Savior is so important, why is it so easy to get distracted or complacent without realizing it? We ALL have “wounds” so remembering to lean on the Savior for our support and healing is so important. The scripture she used about “easing the burdens” was especially impactful to me this week when my allergies took over and made it so I couldn’t sing. I felt terrible because of the allergies but even worse—letting people down by missing the show. As I leaned on the Savior, I was given comfort, so I didn’t feel as terrible about something I couldn’t control. I found peace and I could focus on getting better!

I wished ALL women (and men) could hear her words about being tired all the time! Here’s the link to her talk if you would like to listen for yourself: https://bit.ly/2ZaMhKz

When we pay attention to the Savior, He will let us know “what we can let go of.” WOW... what great counsel! Not only is it ok to let go of things that add to our burdens, but the Savior will help us know what those things are! Then she reminded us of the most important thing… He can help us find peace in our lives after we let go!

As we make Him the center of our lives, we will stand in His glorious light and feel His power… then... we can do all the things we need to do! He will help us when we are tired, overwhelmed and even unsure of where we fit in.

May we keep the light of Christ burning within us, reminding us that the Lord knows how hard we are trying. His message is, we are not alone: His very name, Emmanuel, means, “God with us”. He is light, hope and love and I love this statement that Christ offers us, “Draw ne’er unto me and I will draw ne’er unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and yes shall receive, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

#HappySunday