A missionary that just returned from the California Acadia Mission spoke to us. He started in a northern Mexico mission. He got sick and had to switch missions after he got better.
Master the tempest is raging hymn.
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
Just as the waves can not overcome the ship that the Savior is on, trials and temptations can not overcome the life that is filled with Christ. Will the waves still rock the boat? Yes. Will the trials and temptations still rock our lives? Yes. Nonetheless, we will be able to go on.
My teaching partner’s year end recap. Identifying what we know from this year's lessons and what we don't know and need to work to find out next year.
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson chapter 24 Christ centered life
“Joining our spiritual education to our secular learning will help us keep focused on the things that matter most in this life.” (From the manual)
To achieve a Christ centered life requires setting goals and being very focused to achieve them.
Goals should be in all aspects of our life (work, family, church, self).
Goals should be timed, checked and measured
We should also perhaps have a contingency plan for if something interrupts our routine. How will we still achieve our goal is something happens? This eliminates excuses and keeps us agile on our goals.
Alma 31:3535 Behold, O Lord, their souls are precious, and many of them are our brethren; therefore, give unto us, O Lord, power and wisdom that we may bring these, our brethren, again unto thee.