Come, Follow Me 2022 Old Testament Resources and Insights: Genesis 24–27

  Come, Follow Me 2022 Old Testament Resources and Insights: Genesis 24–27

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I have loved studying the Old Testament so much so far this year! The discussions I have had with my family, so far have been amazing as well. I think it is because the Old Testament, testifies of Christ. We can bring Him into our discussions.

Last week, we talked about how nothing is impossible with the Lord and the need to trust in His timing. We discussed how Sarah has Isaac at an old age had a son. We discussed Sodom and Gomorrah and it's destruction. We also discussed the obedience of Abraham, even in about sacrificing his son.

This week, we get to discuss Eternal Marriage and covenants and we discuss the importance of choosing things that are the most importance.

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 love that in this week’s study it points out that, “in many ways, the Bible is the story of God’s ongoing fulfilment of His promise.” I think we could go further and say that even now God’s promises are ongoing. We are taking part in the fulfillment of God’s promise of bringing the gospel to the world.

I think of my primary kids and how they, even at such young ages, participate in sharing the gospel message of Christ. I love the beautiful testimonies they share each week as they sing the primary songs, as they give talks and participate in Primary!! Their testimonies strengthen me 💕

I think of the amazing youth I get to teach in Seminary. Their testimonies are so powerful, as they share their experiences and insights with each other in class. Not to mention the examples they are to classmates and family. I come away from teaching just full of joy!

My boys, are such great examples to me! I have loved really talking to my middle kiddo about the gospel. He shares what he’s learned in Seminary and we have had some great discussions!

We have opportunities all around us to participate in spreading the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others! It starts with strengthening and building our own testimony and extends into our own home and family. We have opportunities to minister to all of those we come in contact with. Being kind and a good friend is huge! We have opportunities to serve in callings to help strengthen each other. We have opportunities to share our experiences and insights online and with our families and friends!!

I have the hugest testimony of using the internet & social media for the right purposes, to bring others unto Christ!! It truly is a way to share the gospel of Christ, all around the world!

Something I have thought about more this year is that, as we are ministering, as we are sharing the gospel, we ARE building Zion!! As we serve and teach with Love, Zion is being built, in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities & stakes ♥️Isn’t that just wonderful to think about!!

Here’s the great talk by Elder Gong:

Day 2:

I have always had the strong desire to be married and sealed in the temple. It was something that was always in my sights. I dated those guys with my same standards and that sure made things easier.
 Neither one of us were going to jeopardize our standards or goals of going to the temple. 

I had in my mind that marriage was kind of like the fairy tale. I’d marry my Prince Charming in the temple and we would live blissfully ever after. Some of the greatest advice was given to me at the back of my wedding album. My photographer put the following quote by President Gordon B Hinckley, “I believe in the family where there is a husband who regards his companion as his greatest asset and treats her accordingly; where there is a wife who looks upon her husband as her anchor and strength, her comfort and security;…The cultivation of such a home requires effort and energy, forgiveness and patience, love and endurance and sacrifice; but it is worth all of these and more.”

I have found this to be true. I am grateful that I made covenants in the temple. Covenants with my husband and with God. Those covenants help our marriage endure. Marriage is wonderful, but it also takes effort, it takes patience and it takes forgiveness. It’s being unselfish, it is serving each other and it is a partnership! I am grateful for my husband, I love him and I’m grateful for the growth we’ve been able to have together. ♥️

Here is the link to a couple great resources: 

Day 3:

Esau could have very easily rationalized that his selling of his birthright was because he was so hungry and faint. But if the birthright would have been of the most importance to him, if he would have seen the lasting value in it, he would not have sold it.

What things do we rationalize in our lives? Something that comes to my mind is temple attendance. We can rationalize that it’s harder to get in with having to schedule appointments. We could rationalize that we don’t have time or maybe we are just worn out and tired. But if it is what is of importance to us we will find a way. I say this, because I have used those rationalizations and I need to be much better at making time and the appointments to attend the temple.

Every day, we are faced with choices, are we choosing the best things. Those things that are of eternal importance or are we choosing immediate pleasures? All commandments and teachings of the Lord are to prompt us and inspire us to be better. To progress, we are not perfect, but we can choose to change. We can set goals, we can move forward, we can strive to chose those things that will move us closer to Christ. ♥️♥️

Here’s an excellent talk:

Day 4:

My heart seems to be heavy a lot lately, with things going on in the world and with hearing some of the concerns and struggles with the youth in their lives.

The thing that I am absolutely positive is that the utmost importance is, binding ourself to the Savior. Making and keeping covenants with Him. Yoking ourselves to Him and partaking of the power of His atonement. The Savior is where we find our hope and our courage and strength to face all of the challenges of life. Our covenants with Christ open doors to remarkable blessings!

Today, I was talking to an amazing young man about faith, he looked up the etymology of the word faith & each of the root meanings focus on Trust!! Who do we put our trust in? I hope that we each put our trust in Christ!! Trust in His love for us. trust in the power of His atonement. Trust that we are saved in Him and trust that He is the resurrected Son of God, who can comfort us perfectly. That He truly understands our struggles and challenges and meets us where we are at & gives us the strength and enabling power to overcome & progress ♥️♥️♥️

My heart has also been filled with joy and light lately as I have heard the POWERFUL testimonies of youth. They are resilient and so smart, talented and insightful. They have incredible things to say, if we take time to listen ❣️

Here’s the link to this great article:

Day 5:

In this week’s study one of the questions asked is, “How is Jesus Christ like a well of water?”

I loved this quote and thought it answered this question pretty well! Christ has also been referred to as the living water. He is a well that will never go dry! The joy, love, peace and comfort we feel from Him will never run out, but can continually fill us.

When I think of my Savior I am immediately filled with love and gratitude for Him. ♥️♥️♥️

Here’s a great talk:

Day 6:

With this week’s Come, Follow Me study, teaching seminary and listening to our Stake Conference this weekend, the importance of making and keeping covenants with the Lord, has be reiterated. Something I loved, that was discussed tonight was the importance of binding ourselves to the Lord, through covenants!!! ♥️ Covenants bind us to our Savior!! Isn’t that so amazing, what a blessing!!! 💖

Tonight Elder Perkins spoke to us, He asked us to think about, what scriptures inspire us to keep our covenants. As I thought for a bit, while others in the congregation stood and shared theirs, what scriptures came to me, were the sacrament prayers. Those sacred prayers, are a reminder to me every Sunday, of what my promises to my Savior were at baptism. They inspire me to renew and keep those covenants I’ve made. They help me to reflect on my life and how I am doing with my covenants and they point me to my Savior. Our covenants are all about Him!! Remembering Him, taking His name upon us and keeping His commandments.

I am so grateful for my covenants. This week, we spoke of the covenants we make in the temple. I shared with the students that my covenants have helped me throughout my marriage. Just knowing that I’ve made covenants with my husband and my Savior and understanding that there is power in those covenants has most definitely helped us in our marriage 💕

Covenants to me are synonymous with blessings. Because as we keep our covenants, than we always receive blessings.

Here’s a link to a great talk:

Here are some great Podcasts that go with this week's study:

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

Here's a super fun activity and lesson to teach about kindness to others, this would be application. To go with the lesson of Rebekah and her kindness at the well.

You could also check out these great resources from the Red Headed Hostess:

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