Earthly Father, Heavenly Father
Post by John Walker
This week we studied from Chapter 5 in the teachings of the Prophet: Lorenzo Snow titled “The Grand Destiny of the Faithful”. I recommend that you read this chapter. It helps us create and set goals that will help us achieve the highest of goals, Eternal Life and Deity!
We discussed that to understand things of the Spirit we need to be quickened by the Spirit.
We discussed our “Spiritual DNA” that was given to us from our Heavenly Father when he created us. We have spiritual gifts and talents that we can develop until the perfect day. This helps us understand our potential! We are sons of our Heavenly Father.
We then watched a video that helps us see how our Heavenly Father sees us, loves us, and comforts us. Some of the captions in the video read, “Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the Divine.” James E. Faust.
“Of all the titles of respect and honor and admiration that are given to Deity, He has asked us to address Him as Father.” Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Some of my favorite quotes from the video are:
“I’m awake. I remember him.”
“They trust so deeply. How I yearn to do the same.”
“Never questioning. Only trusting.”
“I will be their protector. I will be their gentle friend. I will be my wife’s faithful husband. I am a father.”
I encourage you to watch this video and write down thoughts that come to your mind. Let the Spirit guide you to create goals that will help you to grow a little more. Let’s become a little better this week! Remember, you eat an elephant one bite at a time!
Next week’s lesson reminder. We will be studying Chapter 6: Becoming Perfect before the Lord: “A Little Better Day by Day” Please read it. I feel like it has helped our discussion along in Elder’s Quorum. It has invited the Spirit to our discussions stronger than I’ve felt in years! And I thank YOU for that!