Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ

I am teaching Relief Society TFOT tomorrow. I was feeling a bit forlorn because I didn’t have the best week of being patient and gentle as a mother… and then to teach and testify of Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Oh Yes! I believe it… just didn’t do the best job of living it and really seeing the tender mercies of the Lord this week.

I kept saying to myself this week, “I will not be defeated!” I felt like quitting the parenting thing… why teach if the kids don’t seem to change? Those boys!!! Sigh… But “I will not be defeated!” by Satan’s whispers that what I do is not good enough. I know that I only need to LOOK for blessings, strength and I will find it, especially when I am close to God by my actions to study His Word and live the best way I know how.

Anyhoo… Richard G. Scott’s message about receiving personal strength through the Atonement is a great one. I had a good conversation with my love, Jimmy, that helped me connect the principles to my life. I’m impressed by the power that comes from Keeping our Covenants! God strengthens Covenant Keepers! He blesses our children spiritually {and physically} as He did the People of Ammon … as we, the parents, keep our covenants with Him!

Ending thought questions:
– What are the covenants I have made? {for further reading on the Power of Covenants, see D. Todd Christofferson’s April 2009 General Conference Talk}

– What are the temptations of the world that might keep me from following through on my covenants with God?

– How can I fortify & strengthen my weak areas to create strength?

Invitation: Study and Pray to know how the Lord strengthens you through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. See His tender Mercies in your life. Express Gratitude for covenants made & blessings received.

Perhaps not the best summary of his talk, but click on the image below for a 2-page pdf of the handout.

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