Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Seminary Thanksgiving Devotional
Friday November 19th Brady had a seminary Devotional. He did it on Job from the Bible and being grateful for the things we have.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes senses of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. --Melody Beattie
These were the cute turkeys I made for his Seminary Class devotional.
Here is his devotional - he came up by himself (I made him).
(Ask the class if anyone knows the 9 B's)
• Be Grateful
• Be Clean
• Be True
• Be Humble
• Be Prayerful
• Be Positive
• Be Involved
• Be Still
Who gave us the B's? (President Hinckley)
Should we obey church doctrines given by Prophets? (Of course)
What is the first B? (Be Grateful)
Since Thanks Giving break is right around the corner, what do you think my lesson is on?
This next quote is from the Lord, it is found in D&C 78:19. He said:
"And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more."
One of the things that I love to see are God's promises at work. Thankfully, I know a good story that has this promise fulfilled. (Read Job 1:1-3) (then Job 1:6-12 and recap).
• Servant comes and tells Job all his oxen and dinkies were stolen by thieves and all his servants working there were slain.
• Then another servant comes and tells him that a ball of fire came out of the sky and killed all your sheep and servants working in that area.
• Then another servant comes and tells him that some other robbers came and took his camels after slaying those servants.
• Then another servant comes and tells him that as he was out here, and his family was feasting in the house, a great wind blew down the house and killed all of his family.
After all that has happened, what do you think Job does. (Give a wrong example) (Read Job 1:20-22) After that, the rest of Job is pretty much how things only went downhill from there, but he was never ungrateful and never foolishly blamed God.
Now who can remember the promise that the Lord gave about being thankful? (If you're thankful, the things of this earth shall be added unto you) So what do you think has to happen to Job for the Lords promise to be fulfilled? (He has to be given an increase).
(Read Job 42:10-17)
I know that the Lord does fulfill his promises and that if we are thankful, and grateful for everything that the Lord does for us, he will give us more then we could ever ask for.