I liked the question at the end of the lesson: "When we come to Christ, how does he nourish us?" It really got me thinking not only of how he nourishes us, but also how I can better come to Him. In my busy life, it is sometimes difficult for me to really study my scriptures and to really pray. I make excuses for not serving others. I sometimes lose track of the eternal perspective.
For me, this lesson was a gentle reminder to make time for those essential things so that I may reap the rewards of spiritual nourishment. I'm excited to have a new calling as Institute Teacher, because I know it will force me to be better about studying the scriptures as I prepare for my lessons each week. I have been teaching the youth Sunday School class (and will continue to do so until someone else is called). I do have to study my lessons for that class, but I will admit that the bulk of my preparation is how to keep the youth focused and coming up with things that will interest them so I don't lose them to talking about the previous night's football game or something equally as non-spiritual.
Anyway, here is the printable I made to remind us from whence we receive spiritual sustenance--and how we can come to Christ to get it through scripture study and prayer (among other things).
PS This would be a great month to bake homemade bread for your sisters!
The English version can be downloaded by clicking here: October 2014 Visiting Teaching Printable.
The Spanish version can be downloaded by clicking here: October 2014 Visiting Teaching Printable (Spanish).
Other LDS Printables:
Cease (D&C 88:124)
Spiritual Help Wanted
Thank God There is Rain (Uchtdorf Quote)
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