This morning I taught Lesson 3 of the Lorenzo Snow Manual in Relief Society. I really don’t think there could have been a better lesson for me to teach – FOR ME. I felt the Spirit so strongly in the room and although I didn’t cover even 1/2 of the lesson material, I left there feeling so edified. I know the Spirit taught me this morning and reminded me of the things I need to always strive for as I work on my Lifelong Conversion. I joked with the Sisters and reminded them that teach high school students and kindergarteners. I was a bit afraid that part of my teaching tools from either of those groups of students might overlap with the women this morning. :)[I’m happy to share that no one got suspended and no one tattled on another sister.]
Conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t a one shot deal. It’s not done once baptism is complete. This morning the sisters and I discussed our/when our testimonies became real for us; and why a testimony is a starting point only and not our end destination. It was such an enriching discussion and I learned so much from the lesson today. I didn’t become converted right at my baptism, and what I knew then is only a tiny miniscule of what I know today. Which then leads me to the thought, “What do I want to know next month [about the Gospel]? Or next year?” Whatever it is…I must continue to become converted.
For me, I know I must always be growing and learning, always facing forward towards the Lord. Over my lifetime, and especially during this last year and a half, I’ve been turned around. Rather, I’ve been facing toward the Lord – but not immersed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I always want to be advancing in the principles of truth. This calling as Relief Society Teacher has really honed my focus and reminded me of what I need to be doing/thinking/studying. I ended my lesson with the paragraph beginning, “Stick with the ship of Zion”….if we stick with this ship we will be in the right direction for continuing our lifelong conversion.