A 10 or 11 year old boy got up and shared how he doesn't feel apart of his family, feels in essence neglected and maybe shouldn't be apart of the family. I heard he has aspbergers, but have not interacted with him so don't know for sure. With me teaching about King Benjamins address I realized that he feels like the "dust of the earth" and in his need, his awareness he turned to God to pray. The message being once we see our own nothingness, that we are unprofitable servants, we see our need for the Savior so clearly.
From Sunday School:
From a Meridian Magazine gospel doctrine article, the spirit told me to do:
1. Lay down my life (my marriage, my divorce and my situation now) for the Lord.
2. Develop an independent relationship with God.
3. Become less dependent upon the approval of others for a sense of personal worth.
From giving my lesson and watching the BOM video presentation # 3 and reading Mosiah 3:19
For the anatural bman is an cenemy to God, and has been from the dfall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he eyields to the enticings of the Holy fSpirit, and gputteth off the hnatural man and becometh a isaint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a jchild, ksubmissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to
That part of submitting to what the Lord will "INFLICT" on us is strange in a way, but I realized that Abraham submitted to Jehovah in the sacrifice of Issac and likewise Issac submitted to his father- all inflictions!
In preparing my lesson I need to be clear to myself, what principles I will be teaching and what I will testify of at the end. That will make it go smoother and help me to have it more prepared.
From Relief Society:
The RS president and Bishop is not all knowing, like the Godhead, so that's why there is VT, HT, to inform them of needs that can meet, but can't see.
When someone has physical needs it is hard to focus on spiritual needs - Bishop Mix
Avoid debt like the plague.(I couldn't help but think of Jason)
The church welfare principles and programs sustain life, not lifestyle! Bishop said every situation he has worked with has been completely different in what he suggests families to get rid of or keep.
Bishops are to SEEK out the poor. (I couldn't help but think of the bishop in Nampa)
Park of the Lords Store House is not just our money and food storage, but also our talents,our time, our prayers, etc.
My thoughts and wishes:
I'd really like to do posts about my marriage with Jason and how messaged up it was, about how he hurt me. I'd like to put it in categories. I can't stop thinking about it, about the situations. I also wish I could let the couple who introduced us the financial situation he left me in, regardless of him giving me 1/2 of his meager retirement and him spending the second 1/2 by himself with in 2 to 3 months. I'd like them to know what I experienced. They only have one view and honestly I'm really angry at them, but I know I shouldn't and so I won't. I'll write it out, but not share it.
I'd like to do blog posts about the creeds of Christianity and how scripture blasts it away.
I'd also like to put in one place the scriptures in all standard works that teach the basic same principle in different words with more added to it.