What Would a Holy Woman Do?

Anyone who knows me knows that I love books. My favorites to hoard in my library? Religious, Classic Literature, and Self-Improvement. I, of course, have the occasional twist of fun reads too. 🙂

First of all, the author of this book is incredible. I’ve had the blessing of hearing Wendy Watson Nelson speak several times and I have been inspired every time. So when she came out with a short book entitled, What Would A Holy Woman Do?, I couldn’t resist grabbing it!

In this book she shares how she sent an invitation to friends and family to become more holy and share with her their experiences. Each of them went for 3 days, and on each day they picked one thing they normally do and made an effort to “be holy” while doing it. Each of these women is from a different background and has different struggles. They share their accounts and as I read them I couldn’t help but identify with the way they think and feel.

In Leviticus 20:7 it says,

“Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God.”

This charge can feel daunting as we lead our daily lives. I tried out this challenge and felt this book was worth reading for any women out there who are desiring to become more holy and follow Christ.

I commute to work almost an hour everyday. And… occasionally I get frustrated with really reckless and stupid drivers. A common phrase I mutter under my breath is “I hate other drivers.”. (Yes, I’m sure other people think the same thing about me!) I decided that I would become more holy as I drive for my 3-day challenge. I found it freeing. I was in a better mood when I got to work, and because my mind wasn’t occupied with frustration – I listened to an audible book and felt clear-headed.

I’d invite each of you to try this three-day experiment to become more holy! Record your experience and let it change you for life. And just as Sister Nelson says, “I know that because of the Savior’s infinite Atonement, those gifts are right there, waiting to help us become more holy. With enduring and persistent personal effort we can access the particular gifts of the Spirit that we so desperately need. Through this process we truly can become a little more holy today than yesterday and a little more holy tomorrow that we are today.” 



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