Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 94-97 Resources and Insights

 Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 94-97 Resources and Insights,

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Last week, we learned about how we learn line upon line. Gaining greater understanding, light and knowledge. The importance of worshipping our Father in Heaven and Savior and how to set in order our own house.

This week, we will be talking about the temple, how the Lord can be with us everyday and how sometimes He chastens us, because he loves us.

Throughout this blog post you will find images I create daily, which I am offering as free printables. As well as insights and links to resources to help with individual, family and even class room study. Remember to check back throughout the week as more printables and resources are added daily.

Day 1:

I just loved this explanation of the power of temples!! While the temples were closed I felt myself at times just wanting to drive by the temple. At one point I was near a temple, so I drove over to it, parked my car next to it and had a moment in my car, where I just prayed. Then I got out and just soaked up the peace you feel from just looking at the temple.

I can see how the adversary would shutter each time a temple is built, because he knows the importance of temples in our Father’s work. I am also, positive that the Heavens rejoice each time a temple is built as well.

I’m grateful for early Saints and all they sacrificed in the building up of temples. Just looking at those early temples, just make me be in awe.

As the primary song says, “I Love to see the temple”! I love to be near it, I love to serve with in it and I love those sacred covenants that bind us more fully to our Father, that we make with in it!!

Do you have a temple you just love?

Here’s a link to a great talk:

Day 2:

For my study tonight I typed the phrase “The Lord can be with me in my everyday life.” It brought up a talk by Elder Holland. This talk was given when the changes to ministering were announced. I was so intrigued to re-read this talk!

How is it that ministering can help us, keep the Lord with us in our everyday life?! Here’s some thoughts… ministering has everything to do with keeping the Lord in our everyday life. Ministering is what our Savior did in His every day life.

I have a HUGE testimony of ministering. For me, ministering means, being more mindful of those around us, it means living worthy of the influence of the Holy Ghost, it means listening and acting upon the promptings we receive, and it means love. Having love for God’s children. The beautiful thing about ministering is that yes, we have families or sisters that we are assigned to minister to, but ministering really means we are watching out for others. We can minister to anyone. I’m grateful for those who have ministered to us, with my hubbies injury.

When we lived in Washington, I had two women who were my Visiting Teachers at the time. They, had a profound influence on how I viewed Visiting Teaching. They truly ministered to me. Their example helped me to be better at ministering to others as well. These women were my friends and were there for me, whenever I needed them.

Tonight, we listened to Meg Johnson. She spoke to the youth of our stake. Something that really stood out to me was when she spoke of the importance of serving others and of letting others serve us. I just think that service brings us so much closer to the Savior! It invites Him into our lives as we pattern our lives after his.

Something I have noticed a lot lately is, everyone seems to be having struggles. I’ve never noticed it, like I’ve noticed it recently. There are so many ways we can reach out, so many people we can reach out to. We need not be overwhelmed, but just serve as the Savior, serve one by one.

Here’s that talk, if you’d like a refresher on ministering:

Day 3:

Something that I think is important to remember, is that the Lord’s chastisement is done with love. It is to motivate us to change, to turn to Him and to progress in righteousness.

Feelings that we are not “good enough” or that we will never measure up, do not come from our Heavenly Father and Savior. Rather those feelings comes from the adversary, whose sole purpose is to thwart your progression and bring you down into despair and agony.

The Lord’s chastisement is filled with hope. Hope and faith in the Lord’s atonement.

I’ve sat in lessons or listened to conference talks and felt the little sting of guilt, that I could be doing better in a certain area. I think that the spirit will prompt us as to what we could be working on. Remember the feelings that spur us to change and repent come from the Lord. Feelings that cause us to feel hopeless are from the adversary.

Seek our Savior!! He loves us more than we can imagine. He has already suffered for us, He wants us to partake of the precious gift of the atonement and turn to Him for that comfort and strength that only He can give to us! ♥️

Here’s a link to the talk:

Day 4:

I loved that Hyrum Smith, was so eager to get working on the temple! His excitement for the temple, is such a great example to us!!

Robert D Hales said, “The temple’s saving ordinances are essential to—and even the central focus of—the eternal plan of happiness.” When we think about the temple, do we really understand that the ordinances performed in temples are essential to our Father’s plan and to our exaltation?

When I think about the blessings of the temple, a few tings come to my mind. First and foremost, are the covenants we make with our Heavenly Father! As we keep our covenants, He is bound to keep His! There is peace we can obtain in the temple. There is power, even the power of God that enters our life as we make covenants in the temple. I think of my marriage covenant and what a blessing it is to me. To know that my family is sealed together. I could go on and on!! The temple is the house of the Lord, we grow closer to Him as we attend the temple. It is a place of learning and a place of service 💕 Are we not so blessed to have temples dotting this earth!

Here’s a link to Elder Hales talk:

Day 5:

I have always loved this explanation of Zion!! We had a quick family talk tonight, because it was so late. I read this quote and asked them to each think about how they can make our home Zion.

I feel that it’s so important to have our homes, places of safety, where everyone feel that unconditional love. That they feel peace and safety and desire to be there. I feel like as we invite the spirit in our homes, it just brings that safety ♥️

I got this quote from the lesson manual, here’s the link:

Day 6:

How do we be more worried about being accepted of the Lord?!? By keeping our covenants!! I loved that this quote points out that we observe our covenants by service 💕

What I love about silent service is that when we do it, it is sincere and comes from the heart. We aren’t doing it for attention or a pat on the back, but rather because we see a need or feel prompted to act. What I’ve found is that service really just brings so much joy and happiness into our lives. I don’t think you can serve and not feel amazing!

Plus there is just something special about doing service in the temple 💕

Here’s a great talk all about observing our covenants ♥️

Here are some activities and lessons that could go with this week's study:

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