Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Spirit Teaches

I went to the General Relief Society meeting on Saturday.  How is it that I heard exactly what I needed to hear?  I bet you heard exactly what you needed to hear too.  I also bet it wasn't the same thing.  I have a sneaky feeling it's because the spirit is what teaches us, not the speakers.  They invited the spirit and I came prepared to be taught.  I prayed fervently before hand that I would receive the guidance I needed at this time in my life.  That is exactly what I received.  Want to know a couple things the spirit taught me, or reminded me?
  • I need to get back to the basics; prayer, scripture study, seeking inspiration in my life. 
  • Giving personal service builds us.
  • I need to love my husband.  Love my Child.  Strengthen my home. {I feel like that is all I really need to do right now! Focus on those simple things}
  • Have a perfect brightness of hope.
  • We are surrounded by those in need.
  • Charity is the opposite of judging and gossip.
  • To pity distress is human, to relive it is God like.  {I have some God like people in my life who have succored me in my times of trial.  How comforting it is to have friends who read about my hard time right now and rather then just thinking oh how sad came and did something!  Invited me over.  Called and talked to me.  You guys have dearly touched my heart!  Thank you!}
  • I wear the mantel of Charity {I want to do some gospel study on this to better understand what this means.  I've never heard this phrase before.  I've heard men wear the mantel of the priesthood but never how women wear the mantel of Charity.}

Favorite quote
"If you judge people you have no time to love them"  Mother Theresa As quoted by President Monson

What did the spirit teach or remind you?

1 comment:

Erin L said...

It was so good! I loved President Monson's talk. The whole thing was excellent.