Sunday, March 5, 2017

Easy FHE Idea about Gratitude for the Holy Ghost

Can you imagine living your life without the countless blessings of the Holy Ghost? 

Not me. 

Here is a simple FHE lesson you can do to help everyone understand, appreciate, and connect more with the Holy Ghost. 

The reflection makes it hard to read our words, but this gives you the idea. 

1. Have each person write down why they are grateful for the Holy Ghost. 

Ideally in a journal, but a piece of paper works too. Mom or Dad, you do the writing too. This can include different things the Holy Ghost does for you, and you can list different experiences where you've felt or been influenced by the Spirit. For younger children, you could invite them to color a picture that represents how they feel about the Holy Ghost. 

2. Draw a figure of the Holy Ghost. Ask people to share some of the reasons they wrote down. 

As they share, fill in the space around the figure drawing. Invite people to share their thoughts or feelings in between. 

3. Take turns reading the four quotes below. 

Invite people to discuss them, and see if you found any other words to add to your drawing. 

4. Bear your testimony of how much the Holy Ghost means to you. 

If there's time, you could certainly have a discussion about what actions make us worthy or not worthy of the Holy Ghost. You could also end by asking each person to share a short testimony of the Holy Ghost and/or an action they're committing to take to be more worthy of his presence. 

Four Quotes about the Holy Ghost

“The Holy Ghost [is your] spiritual GPS to tell you always where you are and where you are going.” (Elder Ballard, Ensign, May 2012)
“The gift of the Holy Ghost, if you consent, will guide and protect you and even correct your actions. It is a spiritual voice that comes into the mind as a thought or a feeling put into your heart. … It is not expected that you go through life without making mistakes, but you will not make a major mistake without first being warned by the promptings of the Spirit. This promise applies to all members of the Church.” (President Boyd K. Packer,  “Counsel to Youth,” Ensign, Nov. 2011)
“Each of us must stay in condition to respond to inspiration and the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The Lord has a way of pouring pure intelligence into our minds to prompt us, to guide us, to teach us, and to warn us. Each son or daughter of God can know the things they need to know instantly. Learn to receive and act on inspiration and revelation.” (Elder Richard G. Scott, Quote is at the end of the Ensign article by another author called “Shunning Temptation: A Key to Receiving Revelation,” Ensign, Feb. 2014).
“The gift of the Holy Ghost … quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections; and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use. It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings, and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation, and social feeling. It invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being” (Key to the Science of Theology, 9th ed. [1965], 101).

Click here for quotes about personal revelation. 

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