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Discipleship Self-Assessment D&C 4

Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1 Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1Take this self-assessment to see what qualities you might develop further in your quest to become a better servant of Jesus Christ.

Response Key
1 = never 2 = sometimes 3 = often 4 = almost always 5 = always

 

Faith

1. ____ I believe in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

2. ____ I trust Heavenly Father enough to accept His will and do
whatever He asks.

3. ____ I have enough faith in Jesus Christ to obtain answers to my prayers.

 

Hope

1. ____ One of my greatest desires is to inherit eternal life in the celestial kingdom of God.

2. ____ I feel peaceful and optimistic about the future.

3. ____ I firmly believe that someday I will dwell with God and become like Him.

 

Charity and Love

1. ____ I feel a sincere desire for the eternal welfare and happiness of other people.

2. ____ When I pray, I ask for charity—the pure love of Christ.

3. ____ I try to help other people when they are struggling or discouraged.

4. ____ I look for opportunities to serve other people.

 

Eye Single to the Glory of God

1. ____ I focus my efforts on the things of God rather than the things of the world.

2. ____ I focus my thoughts on the things of God rather than the things of the world.

3. ____ I do good things because I love God, not because I want to impress others.

 

Virtue

1. ____ I am clean and pure in heart.

2. ____ I am chaste.

3. ____ I focus on righteous, uplifting thoughts and put unwholesome thoughts out of my mind.

4. ____ I repent of my sins and strive to overcome my weaknesses.

 

Knowledge

1. ____ I feel confident in my understanding of gospel doctrines and principles.

2. ____ I study the scriptures daily.

3. ____ I receive knowledge and guidance through the Spirit.

4. ____ I attend the temple regularly.

 

Temperance

1. ____ I live the Word of Wisdom, as outlined in D&C 89.

2. ____ I control what I think, say, and do, even in tense or frustrating situations.

3. ____ I successfully balance schoolwork, family time, Church callings, and social life.

 

Patience

1. ____ I am patient with myself and rely on the Lord as I work to overcome my weaknesses.

2. ____ I am patient with the faults and weaknesses of others.

3. ____ I face problems and challenges calmly and hopefully.

 

Brotherly Kindness

1. ____ I am nice to others, even when they might not deserve it.

2. ____ I say positive things about others.

3. ____ I am considerate of the feelings of others.

 

Godliness

1. ____ I know Heavenly Father lives, and I want to be like Him.

2. ____ I try to be like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in all that I think, say, and do.

 

Humility

1. ____ I am sincerely grateful for the blessings I receive from Heavenly Father.

2. ____ My prayers are sincere and meaningful.

3. ____ I appreciate advice and guidance from my leaders, teachers, and parents.

4. ____ I strive to be submissive to Heavenly Father’s will, whatever it may be.

 

Diligence

1. ____ I work effectively, even when I’m not under pressure or close supervision.

2. ____ I pay a full tithe.

3. ____ I work hard until a job is finished successfully.

4. ____ I pray regularly, in public and private, alone and with my family.

 

 

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LDS Handout

Faith

 

I used this document during our discussion of Hebrews 11, however, the quotes are great for any lesson on faith.

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Faith

“I recognize two kinds of faith. The first is the kind which is apparent in the world. It is the common denominator of most everything that goes on. It is the thing that lets us exist. It is the thing that gives us some hope of getting anything done. Everyone has it, some in a larger measure than others. The second kind of faith, remarkably rare, unusual to find, is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. Faith is a power as real as electricity except a thousand times more powerful. Now did you ever exercise faith—exercise it, practice it, you see, not just take it for granted? When you look at yourself, ask yourself how faithful are you? It is a first principle of the gospel according to the Lord. Is it a first principle in the gospel according to you?” (Boyd K Packer,Your Articles of Faith,Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [21 Mar. 1962], 8).

Accessing the Atonement

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “I suspect that [we] are much more familiar with the nature of the redeeming power of the Atonement than we are with the enabling power of the Atonement.” He suggested that most of us understand that Christ came to earth to die for us, to pay the price for our sins, to make us clean, to redeem us from our fallen state, and to enable every person to be resurrected from the dead.

 

But, Elder Bednar said, “I frankly do not think many of us ‘get it’ concerning [the] enabling and strengthening aspect of the Atonement, and I wonder if we mistakenly believe we must make the journey from good to better and become a saint all by ourselves through sheer grit, willpower, and discipline, and with our obviously limited capacities.”

Feel Confident in God’s Hands

The belief that through our own “sheer grit, willpower, and discipline” we can manage just about anything seems to be widespread these days. This simply is not true. Heavenly Father and the Savior can inspire, comfort, and strengthen us in our time of need, if we remember to cast our burdens at Their feet.

 

On the eve of Jesus Christ’s suffering in Gethsemane, He issued this benediction to His disciples: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Of this invitation, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “[This] may be one of the Savior’s commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord’s merciful heart.” Elder Holland added, “I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior of the world when he finds that his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands.”

 

(The Enabling Power of the Atonement, Carolyn J Rasmus, March 2013 Ensign)

 

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 

Come Follow Me: What Does it Mean to Have Faith in Jesus Christ?

 

Here are some handouts I have created for March’s “Come Follow Me” curriculum.The following printables are specifically for the lesson outlineWHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST?When I think of having faith in Jesus Christ, I think of an anchor. It is steadfast, it is firm, it is unwavering, even in rough seas.It keeps you from drifting. Just as an anchor holds a ship steady, our faith in Jesus Christ can hold us steady.I decided create handouts based on a nautical type theme.Feel free to print off and use for your lessons!http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/02/come-follow-me-what-does-it-m…

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Personal Progress Values Classroom Banners – temple style

Our personal progress classroom temple banners fit on four pages or less. I created them to be used at New beginnings or when you are focusing on a particular value during the month; however, you’ll find lots of uses for them at camp and other activities, I’m sure. Simply print out the pages, align the overlap, and tape for a beautiful classroom poster! Enjoy! Sample image:

YW Values (Printable)

 

As of late, I have become ga ga for vintage floral patterns. There is something just pretty and sweet about them. I decided to create the YW values with pretty florals. I plan on printing them off (enlarged copies) and posting them in the YW room for decoration. Feel free to use in your young womens and share! You can download for free here http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/01/yw-values-vintage-style.html

YW Temple Value Element – Faith

This is based on the Inspire Logo I created for another project.

I got “inspired” myself and realized that nearly all of the YW values have the letter ‘i’ in them. Those that don’t have letter ‘i’ were easy to implement, too. I hope it reminds leaders and young women that “as we strive the young women values … we will be prepared to make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.”

Enjoy!

YW Elements: Value Flowers on Ribbon

I created this element based on a freebie I found at Shabby Princess Scrapbooking. It is one of a series of upscale YW scrap elements I am creating for the Young Women portion of this website.

This element features the YW value flower elements with a ribbon background and each value name beneath in font “Vivaldi”. With drop shadow.

See all the LDS Digital Scrapbooking elements.

If you make something awesome with these elements, please share it with others for inspiration by clicking “upload a jpg” above or describe it in a comment bleow.