FDREL 200 1-4 Class Prep
FDREL 200 1-4 Class Prep FDREL 200-29
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kiera Elmer on Wednesday March 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FDREL 200-29 at Brigham Young University - Idaho taught by Sean Tippetts in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 27 views. For similar materials see The Eternal Family in OTHER at Brigham Young University - Idaho.
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Date Created: 03/02/16
Kiera Elmer Brother Tippetts The Eternal Family 9/23/15 A Reservoir of Living Water 1. Explain Bednar’s comment on the connection between the heart and understanding. Elder Bednar explained that one of the tools we can use in scripture study to get an adequate supply of living water is to identify connections in the scriptures. One particularly intriguing connection is the one between the heart and understanding. Usually when we think of the verb ‘to understand’, we more quickly associate the mind for mental understanding of a concept or principle in this case. In the scriptures we are told to study it out in our minds, and then to apply our hearts to understanding as well. Once we understand the concept, we are expected to understand it and have faith in our hearts unto living the concept. True understanding comes when we open our hearts to it. 2) Elder Bednar said, “Identifying and studying scriptural patterns is another important source of living water and helps us become acquainted and more familiar with the wisdom and the mind of the Lord.” Why is that? The Lord works in patterns, order, and perfect understanding of all situations. If his understanding and direction is perfect, then the patterns in which he uses his children as instruments in his hand are good, orderly patterns that are a part of his plan. When we study and identify these patterns, we understand and become more familiar with how the Lord thinks. We can be prepared for direction when the pattern begins to unfold again so we can more fully do his will here on earth. When we come to know the Lord, we come to know his will and love for all of his children. 3) We often face decisions between good and bad, which the light of Christ and spirit help us discern which choice is correct. But, sometimes the hardest choices in life are the ones between two good options. In these, the Lord will allow us to use our own agency and support us along the way. Share an experience in which you had to choose between two good things and how you have been blessed after the decision. The hardest choice between two good things for me so far in my life has been between two amazing colleges. I was accepted into BYU Provo, and here in Idaho. I had so many good things waiting for me at both locations, I couldn’t decide which one to go to! I began to be filled with much anxiety and worry about choosing the school the Lord wanted me to attend. I didn’t know if there were people I was supposed to meet and things I needed to accomplish at one school that I would have missed out of because of choosing the opposite. I prayed to know which one to attend, and found myself only more worried as the weeks went on and my senior year finished up. I was so concerned with what the Lord wanted me to do, I never chose. Time was running out and I needed to make a decision. I spoke to my bishop and explained the concerns of my heart with tearfulness and a lot of tissues. I knew I was probably over thinking everything, as I often do, but I needed guidance from my closest priesthood holder. We spoke about the good things in each school to figure out where my mind might already be, but I didn’t realize it yet. Utah has all my extended family, high academic standards, a marching band for my love for color guard, and was more difficult to get into. Idaho was where my brother and my best friend was attending, had a high spiritual standard, and smaller class sizes, and less cost. Both were full of good things, and all I wanted to know was where the Lord thought I would be best. I asked for a blessing, and in it the Bishop said something along the lines of, “It mattereth not unto the Lord which school you attended, but just know that He will support you in either decision. He loves you and will bless you wherever you might go.” So there was the answer that I may have gotten on my own if I studied the scriptures more and worried less to allow the spirit into my mind. The Lord was telling me to use my own agency that he had graciously given me, and that I would be blessed in whatever path I chose! So, I looked at my list of pros and cons and quite literally chose the one with the most pros. I ended up here in Idaho, and I’m feeling incredibly blessed to be here!
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