Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lesson: Handmaids

Julie B. Beck
Ensign, May 2010, 10–12
Taught by Jill Fairchild

Personal Revelation
A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do.

...But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.

Revelation can come hour by hour and moment by moment as we do the right things.

Relief Society—Teaching, Inspiring, and Strengthening

The Lord in His wisdom has provided a Relief Society to help His daughters in these latter days.

When Relief Society functions in an inspired way, it lifts women up and out of a troubled world and into a way of living that prepares them for the blessings of eternal life.

Through Relief Society, sisters can receive answers to their questions and be blessed by the combined spiritual power of all the sisters. Relief Society validates the true and eternal nature of daughters of God.

Eliza R. Snow:
Women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time. I know we like to be appreciated but if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters? We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realize.
Measuring Success
We are doing well when we develop attributes of Christ and strive to obey His gospel with exactness.

We are doing well when we seek to improve ourselves and do our best.

We are doing well when we increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help others who are in need.

We know we are successful if we live so that we qualify for, receive, and know how to follow the Spirit.

These are a few soundbites from the talk, but be sure to read the whole thing. I find President Beck to be so uplifting and encouraging. I think you will too. And, thank to Jill for teaching. e

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