Sacrifice at the time may feel unfair, especially when the road we choose proves difficult and requires more sacrifice. But God knows, as Eve learned, that progress comes as we take steps away from the Garden of Eden and towards our gardens of Gethsemane. Away from our complacence and comfort and towards the labors of self-sacrifice (what God described for Eve as her “sorrow”). Indeed, as with Eve, we will take up the tools of the gardener and become more earnestly engaged in the work of the sower.
As parents, we desire each family member to have confidence, and take pride in their unique talents and abilities. Along with a little talent show, this lesson will help you remind your family members that they have been blessed with many gifts from God.
Christ gives you POWER, and there is no greater thing as a woman than that of your relationship with Christ. YOU get to define that, not anyone else. It refines your character, gives you purpose, power, and the ability to create a vision for your life that is unique to you. Your purpose is every bit as worthy as anyone else’s.
I often wonder about the doors God opens for us. Did you ever stop to think that perhaps God opens doors for us not only in spite of our limitations or trials but also precisely because of them? Harriet Tubman was the perfect example of this. Her head injury could have destroyed her life....Instead, her injury set her on a path of renewed faith in God and a push from Him to work tirelessly to aid others.
Why am I here? This is a question that comes from deep within us, from our need to know who we are and where we’re headed, from the Light of Christ that is given to everyone. While the world might suggest focusing on oneself when trying to discover one’s purpose, we know that the answers the world gives are rarely adequate. Instead, let us turn to the ultimate example, the Savior, Jesus Christ.
As we’ve been taking a good hard look around us—at ourselves, our families, our media and our world, we’ve realized so many of us struggle with one very fundamental thing—loving ourselves, and seeing ourselves as God does.
With Valentine’s Day coming up next month we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to have a lesson focused on love. God is love. As Thomas S. Monson said, “Love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our exemplar.”
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