July 25 Surf and Swim 7-10pm
The lesson was based on President Uchtdorf’s General Conference talk, Grateful in Any Circumstances
The teacher shared several categories and asked what things in those categories are we grateful for. He also asked what in those categories are we not grateful for.
I began thinking within those categories about things I behave ungrateful for that I should be grateful for. This could be trials or things we didn't pause to show gratitude and let the weight of life be your primary focus. An example would be taking our wives for granted.
When Joseph was in Liberty jail he was upbeat in his letters to his wife in spite of his situation.
Old Testament lesson 22
When we remove God from the equation it makes it difficult to come to the right conclusion about decisions and the solution to world problems or to see if a world problem is really a problem.
Israel wanted a king like other nations. We have people in the United States that would like to change our kind of government to that of other nations and walk away from the constitution and the kind of government God has given us. Worldly ideas of how to take care of the poor and glorifying the ways of other nations blur the vision of what things really help our country and what things make it worse.
Saul made little mistakes at first, sometimes trying to do a good thing.
He did not go from being super righteous to one day flipping to wicked. He gradually made little mistakes, eventually moving on to bigger mistakes and finally huge sin.
Just because we can't see the Lord or his plan does not mean He is not on his way or that the plan is not for our good.
Sacrament ServiceThe older youth gave a program about daughters of faith and A camp that they went to last week. There was some music and each of the youth told a little about their experience.