I went home teaching the other day. As I was teaching the lesson I felt like I gained a deeper insight into a verse from the bible.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints each congregation looks out for each other. One of the ways that we do this is through home teaching. Each person is assigned a family or multiple families that they are in charge of visiting. Typically there is at least a monthly visit with a brief message based on a message from one of our prophets or apostles written for that month. In addition, home teachers look for opportunities to help and serve the family and try to be sensitive to promptings by the spirit of the Lord.
As I went teaching this month I discussed the message entitled Learn of Me which was written by our prophet Thomas S. Monson. I read the scripture John out loud several times with the family that I was home teaching and then we discussed it. As we had that discussion I gained a deeper appreciation for that verse:
John I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
I then asked the question: “what stood out to you as I read that verse?” We discussed how we could all include Heavenly Father more in our lives.
What a wonderful opportunity we have to seek and receive guidance from the Lord about anything in our lives. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, if we sincerely seek the Lord’s guidance, he will help us.
This was a way of life for Christ while he was on the earth. He sought to do the Father’s will constantly and as we do the same, we will become more like Christ. We will be able to feel closer to our Father in Heaven. I know that God lives and answers our prayers. I know that Jesus Christ lived and showed us the perfect example. His atonement provides the opportunity for all of us to return and live with our Father in Heaven again.
Posted by Stuart Orgill- Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints