Saturday, October 30, 2010
-Margaret D. Nadauld
Monday, October 18, 2010
Lesson No. 1 – November, 2010: Remaining Faithful
“Never Leave Him” by Elder Neal A. Anderson
“The Divine Gift of Gratitude” by President Thomas S. Monson
“Obedience to the Prophets” by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa
(To Be Studied Along With the Companion Message – “Fourteen Fundamentals of Following the Prophet” by President Ezra Taft Benson)
“Pride & The Priesthood” by President Deiter F. Uchtdorf
(To Be Studied Along With the Companion Message – “Beware of Pride” by President Ezra Taft Benson)
Lesson No. 5 – March, 2011: A Life of Consecration
“Reflections on a Consecrated Life” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Esther 4: 12-14
And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
“You are a daughter of God, and he has sent you here. Thus, it is essential that you learn why you are here. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “Unless (the Saints of God) have an actual knowledge that the course they are pursuing is according to the will of God, they will grow weary in their minds and faint.”(Bonnie D. Parkin)
Live your life today as you are in Heavenly Father’s presence. Record the joy of today’s journey in your journal.
Behold, it came to pass that I, Enos, knowing my father that he was a just man-for he taught me in his language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord-and blessed be the name of my God for it- And I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God, before I received a remission of my sins. Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart. And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.
Focus on righteous examples of your forefathers and your parents that have helped you gain a testimony of God the Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ.
Spend time with a member or members of your family and share with them your experiences which have helped strengthened your testimony of the Godhead and the restored gospel.
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
It is important for us to truly understand where we came from and what attributes we came with to this mortal journey on earth. Take a moment to ponder and journal how you understand the importance of knowing and accepting your character that you brought with you from the pre-existence.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Alma 37: 36 & 37
36 Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affection of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.
Begin to spend more time in communication with Heavenly Father. Really communicate – tell Him what you need and feel. Then listen for His counsel and answers. Record this in your journal.
Suggested reading: Enos 1: 1-8.