Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Who Am I and Who Can I Become?


-Print off the quote by Pres. Hinckley and have it on display
(“You are second to NONE, you are daughters of God.”)

-Start by sharing the Challenge from the previous week.

-Write the names of the young women on separate slips of paper. Ask each young woman to randomly select one of the papers and identify a Godlike quality that the young woman on her paper possesses. Point out other divine qualities that you have seen in the young women.

-“There has come to you as your birthright something beautiful and sacred and divine. Never forget that. Your Eternal Father is the great Master of the universe. He rules over all, but He also will listen to your prayers as His daughter and hear you as you speak with Him. He will answer your prayers. He will not leave you alone”  -Ensign, May 2004

-Show VIDEO “Our True Identity”

-D&C 18:10- The worth of souls is great

-What is the worth of a soul?
Pres. Monson said, “The worth of a soul is its capacity to become as God.”

-C. S. Lewis wisely said: “It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship. … There are no ordinary people. … Your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” 

-Let me share an experience that is tender and even sacred to me. When I was first called to serve as Young Women general president, I felt terrified and inadequate. I lay awake for many nights worrying, repenting, and crying. After several nights of this, I had a very moving experience. I started thinking about my young women nieces, then about the young women in my neighborhood and ward, then about the young women I saw regularly at the high school, and then I envisioned young women of the Church throughout the world, over half a million of them. The most wonderfully warm feeling began to envelop me and surge through me. I felt such exquisite love for Latter-day Saint young women everywhere, each one of you, and I knew that what I was feeling was our Heavenly Father’s love for you. It was powerful and all-encompassing. For the first time I felt peace because I knew what Heavenly Father wanted me to do. He wanted me to witness to you of His great love for you. And so I testify to you again that I know beyond doubt that Heavenly Father knows you and loves you. You are His special daughter. He has a plan for you, and He will ever be there to lead you, guide you, and walk beside you (see “I Am a Child of God”). I earnestly pray that you will know this and feel this, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”- Susan W. Tanner

-Samuel 16:7- The Lord looks on the Heart

-“The Lord doesn’t care at all if we spend our days working in marble halls or stable stalls. He knows where we are, no matter how humble our circumstances. He will use—in His own way and for His holy purposes—those who incline their hearts to Him. God knows that some of the greatest souls who have ever lived are those who will never appear in the chronicles of history. They are the blessed, humble souls who emulate the Savior’s example and spend the days of their lives doing good.” –Elder Uctdorf
-Show VIDEO “Your potential, your privilege”

-End with your personal testimony of the young women's great worth and God's love for them.

*CHALLENGE- Throughout the week notice the divine qualities of someone in your family and share those with them.*

For my handout I found these cute little swans that go along with Elder Uctdorf's video. I found them at our local Dollar Tree (6 in a pack!). I just wrapped up a couple of Jolly Ranchers in tissue paper and stuck them inside. I love that it kinda looks like feathers. All I will add to it is a paper around the neck with the Pres. Hinckley quote “You are second to NONE, you are daughters of God.”





3 comments:

  1. Wow! This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. As a brand new Beehive advisor I really appreciate you breaking down the lesson. Other site seam to focus just on the handout and not the lesson. Thank you very much!

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