Tuesday, April 6, 2010
April Theme: Empowerment
As some of you know I'm always talking about the power we can feel in our lives through our testimonies and the knowledge of the gospel, through knowing who we are, through Christ's atonement, and through feeling the Spirit.
There are so many ways we are empowered.
This month I want to hear from you about empowerment.
How are you as a woman empowered in the Church?
Here are a few articles and stories to get you thinking:
Understanding Christ's Love Empowers
Understanding who we are and that Christ loves us can empower us to do good and strive for perfection. It can be liberating as well as encouraging to realize Christ’s love for individual souls
The Empowerment of Humility
Humility can bring empowerment. ...as we learn about the workings of God, the power of a humble and submissive spirit becomes apparent. In the kingdom of God, greatness begins with humility and submissiveness. These companion virtues are the first critical steps to opening the doors to the blessings of God and the power of the priesthood. It matters not who we are or how lofty our credentials appear. Humility and submissiveness to the Lord, coupled with a grateful heart, are our strength and our hope.
How to Be a Good Missionary
When missionaries first come into the field, they usually lack self-confidence. So we put them with good companions, and those companions teach them the way of missionary work. In a few months they are filled with the Spirit. They are filled with the joy that comes from bringing souls to Christ. They understand that they are helping Heavenly Father and the Savior in the great work of redemption. When they realize that, they are on fire.
This empowerment comes from their obedience, dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm. If they are not obedient, if they are not working hard doing the best they know how every day, they won’t have the same impact as those who radiate the spirit of the gospel.
There are so many good things about being a woman in the Church today. Please share with us a few of your thoughts. How are you as a woman empowered in the Church?
That’s our theme for April.
Send me an e-mail and I'll post it for discussion.
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