Monday, May 30, 2011

Life Lessons We Can Learn from the First Vision

The theme of our sacrament meeting on Sunday was all about the Restoration, so in continuing with the things we learned yesterday we decided to have our family home evening lesson tonight about the First Vision. 

My kids are all old enough that they know the story of Joseph Smith's experiences very well, so we decided that instead of reviewing what happened, that we would discuss some of the life lessons that we can learn from the First Vision.   It turned out to be a powerful and enlightening discussion that engaged the whole family,  so I thought I'd share some of our insights here, mostly just so that we don't forget them.  

Life Lessons We Can Learn from the First Vision

1.  That God hears and answers our prayers.

2.  Discouragement and negativity come from Satan. 

3.  That God's power is stronger than Satan's. 

4.  That we will never be tempted or tried beyond that which we are able to bear. 

5.  God will always be with us, especially in our darkest moments. 

6.  That we don't need to be well-educated or wealthy to make a difference in the world. 

7.  God loves us and knows us by name.       



Jocelyn Christensen said...

I love this and can't wait to use it next week for FHE! Thank you! :)

The Bosh's said...

Just found your it! Thanks so much for taking the time to post such useful stuff!

Autumn said...

I just came across your blog. I am so excited! I love people like you that are just so willing to share all their hardwork with people like me. There are a lot of FHE sites out there, and while most of them are also great,I am most excited about yours. I love that you include pictures to help with the lesson. Thanks so much for posting all these great ideas!