This months visiting teaching message is titled, “That They May be One“. Here are a few quotes from the lesson.
Linda K. Burton, former Relief Society General President, taught how to work toward this unity: “Making and keeping our covenants is an expression of our commitment to become like the Savior. The ideal is to strive for the attitude best expressed in a few phrases of a favorite hymn: ‘I’ll go where you want me to go. … I’ll say what you want me to say. … I’ll be what you want me to be.’”2
“Elder Christofferson also reminded us that “as we endeavor day by day and week by week to follow the path of Christ, our spirit asserts its preeminence, the battle within subsides, and temptations cease to trouble.”3
Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, bears testimony of the blessings of striving to align our will with God’s will: “I have struggled to banish the mortal desire to have things my way, eventually realizing that my way is oh so lacking, limited, and inferior to the way of Jesus Christ. ‘His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come’ [“The Living Christ”; emphasis added].”4 Let us strive humbly to become one with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Here is a visiting teaching printable for you to share with your sisters that prompts some thought about the lesson. You can also give your sisters a couple cute color pencils to color the print. If you are looking from something smaller you can always print this on half size.
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I’m really grateful for this months lesson because it is perfectly in line with the lessons I have been learning in my own life.
For the last year our family has had to grow in faith. After my husband quit his job and I had to work . Through this last year we have gone through some crazy trials including financial struggles, miscarriage and another miscarriage. And I’ve recently been realizing how much God has been teaching our family about faith. I’ve always considered myself someone of faith but this last year has stretched and pulled on me in hard but good ways.
So as I was reading this months visiting teaching message it really hit home with what God has currently been teaching our family, that He is God and that we need to act in faith. For most of my life God has building upon previous life lessons to teach me further, line upon line. With this last year being such a lesson to have faith God the lesson is being added upon and now God has been teaching me that faith is action.
When we have faith in our actions we are aligning our will with Gods and showing Him that we know He is God. How our family has been doing this is by trying to do family scripture study consistently aside from personal scripture study. We serve in the temple and our communities. And as simple as these things are the added spirit in our lives has brought so much peace and knowledge that God is in charge and is aware of our family.
When I wrote the post about faith I was at my breaking point. As mentioned I had pleaded for relief. And last week I went to the temple again and was astounded at the difference I had felt as my husband just got his first full time salary job since restarting his career. God is aware of us and I loved the last quote of the visiting teaching message which stated, ““I have struggled to banish the mortal desire to have things my way, eventually realizing that my way is oh so lacking, limited, and inferior to the way of Jesus Christ.” I know that God wants the best for us.
Faith is action. We show our faith in our everyday choices. And when we are willing to be faithful we align our desires with God and become one. John 17:20-21 , says “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”
Have a beautiful month friends. Interested in other LDS posts or free printables scroll on.
Not sure what visiting teaching is?
Visiting teaching is a program in the LDS church that asks female members to visiting assigned sisters or other female adult members over 18 once a month. The program is in place with the principal of service in mind and so that all members will be looked after and have their needs met. Every month there is a new spiritual message to share with your sisters. And with each of these messages I create a free printable. Personally, I have loved the friendships I have gained from serving and visiting teaching. In the LDS church there is also a program for the men called home teaching.