Do you have kids in Young Men or Young Women? If you do, great! If you don't, that's ok too...neither do I. I only have children that are Primary age, but, either way, I think you will love this CD/audio download by John Bytheway that supports the mutual theme for this year called "Embark."In this motivating talk related to the 2015 youth theme, John Bytheway explains what it means to truly embark — to get fully on board in the service of God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. Using scriptures, powerful stories, and his characteristic humor, John explains that with the Savior's help, we can remain on board and eventually stand blameless before God at the last day.
Doctrine & Covenants 4:2 tells us “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”
John Bytheway is a popular speaker and an instructor at BYU. He has already written dozens of books and audios and I have never read or heard one I didn't like! Well, now he has done it again. Embark is a recorded devotional and this talk is a great kickstart to get you thinking about what it truly means to Embark in the service of God. Using humor (he is really funny!) he takes you through a story of 2 boys. One who does everything 100% and one who only does things "halfway." We quickly discover that you just cannot get by with only doing things halfway. You certainly cannot halfway embark on a journey. Giving half of yourself to the service of God doesn't really work our well for us either. It really is an all or nothing thing. He goes on to discuss the importance of giving our all to the service of God, what that looks like for us, and the blessing we will receive when we do. when we "get on board." I loved it and have already listened to it twice!
You can purchase this talk on DeseretBook.com. The CD version is currently $13.49 or the MP3 download is $7.99. You can also listen to a sample.
Disclaimer: I received this CD free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my very own. Thank you Deseret Book!