A Spirtual Sabbath

05 November 2006 – Fast Sunday I only fasted for one meal and about 14 hours but I believe I was still within the spirit of the Law. Which is something that came up today in the Sunday School lesson on Isaiah 58. Brother and sister Tolley team taught the lesson and in the discussion about the fast I made the point that the Lord was pointing out that it was not the sackcloth and ashes that was important but what was going on within.My Priesthood lesson went really well. I discussed the 4 things below that I had learned through out my life from books, classes, scripture or revelation that had a lasting affect on me.If you do not have enough time to do something, you do not want to do it enough. This idea was taught by Marie Seimers at a Teacher Development Class in Lennox Ward over 40 years ago. It not only ruined one of my favorite excuses but also became part of my life. The other thing she taught that I remember is a quote from Shakespeare. “Unto thy own self be true and it shall follow as night the day, you can not be untrue to anyone.This idea was taught by Marie Seimers at a Teacher Development Class in Lennox Ward over 40 years ago. It not only ruined one of my favorite excuses but also became part of my life. The other thing she taught that I remember is a quote from Shakespeare. “Unto thy own self be true and it shall follow as night the day, you can not be untrue to anyone.

The Lord does not have me go to meetings to waste my time so there is something there for me. If I do not pay attention, I may miss that single item that was to make my day.

This came to me by revelation when I was complaining about a Stake meeting I had been at. I was walking back to the car with some other members when I was informed by the Lord that the problem was not the meeting but me.It is interesting that soon after deciding to use this point in my lesson, I was prompted to watch part of the October conference and the second talk was by Brother Merrill, the Sunday School president for the church, which was basically on the same subject.

The only problems you can solve are your own. This idea came from reading the biography of LeGrand Richards. His whole life was an example of this. It is based on the idea that if you make a problem your own you can figure a way to work on it. But if you think the problem requires someone else has to decide to change or take some other action before a problem can be solved, you are not able to solve that.

Let virtue garnish thy thoughts – 121:43 Although there were a number of other points I could make before the classes ended, I felt the right one to close with was this favorite of mine from the D&C. I went through it point by point and showed how it offered so much. Including having the Holy Ghost as your constant companion.

Although there were a number of other points I could make before the classes ended, I felt the right one to close with was this favorite of mine from the D&C. I went through it point by point and showed how it offered so much. Including having the Holy Ghost as your constant companion.As I gave the lesson I often felt the spirit and I think that the idea of the 50th section of the D&C was fulfilled. That everyone was edified and we rejoiced together. I am extremely grateful to my Father in Heaven for His help in preparing and giving this lesson.

 

 



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