Discuss:Do you believe there are solutions to your problems? How can we qualify for the Lord’s power to assist us?
Read:The Handbook 2 reference and the quote by Elder Dallin H. Oaks (on the right). Being self-reliant does not mean that we can do or obtain anything we set our mind to. Rather, it is believing that through the grace, or enabling power, of Jesus Christ and our own effort, we are able to obtain all the spiritual and temporal necessities of life we require for ourselves and our families. Self-reliance is evidence of our trust or faith in God’s power to move mountains in our lives and to give us strength to triumph over trials and afflictions.
Discuss:How has Christ’s grace helped you obtain the spiritual and temporal necessities of life?
Discuss:Read President Marion G. Romney’s quote (on the right). How do you know if you are becoming more self-reliant?
Commit:Commit to do the following actions during the week. Check the box when you complete each commitment.
Read the First Presidency letter on page 3, and underline the promised blessings. What must you do to obtain them? Write your thoughts below.
Share what you’ve learned today about self-reliance with your family or friends.