Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 129–132 Resources and Insights

 Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 129–132 Resources and Insights, 

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Last week, we learned about how the Lord desires us to take care of our families and that he understands our joys and sorrows. We also discussed ancestors and how we are all linked together.

This week, we will be talking about how Heavenly Father desires us to gain knowledge. How to discern between angels of God and those not of Him. Also, how he desires families to be together forever and has provided a way for them to be and that we are blessed as we show obedience to our Heavenly Father.

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 have gained my own testimony of the ministering of angels. I’m a firm believer that if we desire to gain a witness of something, we need to sincerely ask our Heavenly Father. That is how I’ve gained my witness ♥️

Isn’t it a beautiful thing that angels are emissaries for our Father? 💕 That we can feel of God’s love through them. I’m grateful for the knowledge that we gain from studying D&C 129, and how to discern, between God’s messengers and those trying to deceive us. ❤️❤️

I’ve found so many things to study. Here is a study guide where I found the quote:

Day 2:

I love that in this week’s study, Joseph teaches that God and Christ have bodies of flesh and bones.

I love it, because we are made in their image. Our bodies are so important that it’s one of the reasons we chose to experience mortality.

I think it is great to think about and remember the importance of our bodies and the importance of taking care of them. I need this reminder anyways! I grow lax at times with making sure I’m getting my workouts in and I used to be way more careful about my sugar consumption 😬 I know from experience, that when we take care of our bodies, we feel better. Our health of our physical bodies can have an influence upon our spiritual and emotional health as well. That’s why living the Word of Wisdom is important.

I’m grateful for this little reminder, that has spurred me to make a resolution to try to be better at taking care of my body. How grateful I also am, for the knowledge that our bodies are in the image of our Heavenly parents! ♥️

Here’s a great article:

Day 3:

I just really loved this quote by President Eyring, that was in this week’s study! Tonight, our family discussed eternal families! One thing that I think is important to remember, is that even if we’ve gone through the temple and have been sealed, the work doesn’t stop there. We need to keep those covenants and live worthy of the celestial kingdom. This is something that each family member can do. If we have not been sealed, this is also something that we can do!

All of my life I had the desire to go through the temple. That desire helped me make the right choices. I’m grateful that I surrounded myself with people, friends & yes, boyfriends who had the same goal and values as I did. I realize what a blessing that was, to know that we had that same goal, so we weren’t going to do anything to jeopardize it. Now, that I’m older I realize that the goal is much larger, the goal is eternal life and exaltation in the celestial kingdom. It’s what we talk about with our kids and hope that their hearts are set on that as well. I’m grateful for priesthood keys that have been restored to the earth, to bind us on earth as well as in Heaven. I’m grateful for the atonement and the opportunity to choose each day, to live worthy to live eternally as families and in our Father in Heaven’s presence ♥️♥️

Here’s the link to the study manual where the quote can be found: 

Day 4:

I love listening to the prophet & apostles’ wives speak!! This talk by President Oaks’ wife is great!

She says, “We are not saved in isolation. This life is not just about me. We are placed on earth to bless the lives of those around us, to act as agents of righteousness” The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a gospel of self-centered ness. Rather we strive to live worthy of the celestial kingdom and strive to help others to do so as well.

Our families are the closest ones to us that we can have an influence on. We are commanded to serve and love one another. We are to engage in the Lord’s work and to help others gain and strengthen a testimony of Him.

With Christ as our example, we can see the necessity of serving others with Love. We can ask ourselves who needs me today? Who needs a text, a phone call, a visit? Who can I show my support too. I’ve realized in my life, that we really can get quite a bit done in a day if we make the most of each moment. If we are intentional in what we do. How can the Lord use us?

Here’s the link to the talk,

Day 5:

Something I have learned is that it’s important to not judge history by today’s standards, especially when we do not know the whole story.

My third great grandma was a second wife, she chose to enter into plural marriage, by faith and because for her it was a necessity. Reading her history, I am honored to be her great-great-great granddaughter. She was a profound example of faithfulness and righteousness.

In listening to the “Why Was It Necessary for Joseph Smith and Others to Practice Polygamy?” Video. I loved what Sister Kate Holbrook said about when plural marriages was initiated by the Lord through His prophet, it was to rise up a righteous generation. (That’s paraphrased) We might not fully understand why certain things are commanded, but we can take comfort that the Lord sits at the head of His church. He knows the eternal purposes of all things.

We can be assured that now that purpose is “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” (The Family A Proclamation to the World)

There are so many amazing, trustworthy resources that we can learn from, here’s some links:

Day 6

It amazes me each day I study, the beautiful resources I find! Today, I found a wonderful talk by Dallin H Oaks, that focuses on spirituality over materialism.

I loved so much about this talk!! This particularly stood out to me, “Each of us has a personal lens through which we view the world. Our lens gives its special tint to all we see. It can suppress some features and emphasize others. It can also reveal things otherwise invisible. Through the lens of spirituality, we can know “the things of God” by “the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor. 2:11.) As the Apostle Paul taught, such things are “foolishness” to the “natural man.” He cannot see them “because they are spiritually discerned.” (See 1 Cor. 2:14.)

How we interpret our experiences is also a function of our degree of spirituality. Some interpret mortality solely in terms of worldly accomplishments and possessions. In contrast, we who have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ should interpret our experiences in terms of our knowledge of the purpose of life, the mission of our Savior, and the eternal destiny of the children of God.”

I know that our Heavenly Father, truly wants to pour down spiritual knowledge and eternal blessings upon us. I believe spirituality becomes more prevalent in our lives when we care more about what God thinks, then what others think. When we put Him first in our lives. ❤️

Here’s the link to that talk:

Great Podcasts/YouTube Videos that go with this week's discussion:

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