Spiritual
Self Reliance

Really Learning to Hear-Him, Trust Him, and Rely on Him

We do not want to overwhelm you with information.  However, if you need some media to enhance your lessons or additional resources, the videos below are an introduction to get you started.  You can set the speed so they go faster.  There are many other good resources so these are definitely not intended to be a be all end all.   He will lead each of us as we ask Him to help us be and do better.

Remember!

We try to Get you Good information and then You Decide How and what you are going to Use and Do. The Modern Day Prophets are Leading us to be Ready and Righteous at the Time (and Times) that the Savior Comes Again. He Has already Come before his coming in Glory. He came with the Father to Joseph Smith in the First Vision--and Jesus Will Come again More than once Before He Comes in Glory. We May or May not be Aware of Those Times. However, it will be by Following the Counsel of the Prophet (President Russell M Nelson at this Time) and His Counselors and the Quorum of the 12 and our Local Leaders that we will Grow in Our Ability to "Hear Him". Right Now that Counsel includes Praying Sincerely, Repenting, seeking to be More like Christ and to "Hear Him" through Reading the Scriptures daily and Personal Revelations.

It also includes some Very Specific Instruction To Us in Our day and in Our Circumstances. Please See the Third Column and Hear the Messages that Are being given.
We believe that the Second Coming is very close -- the signs are Here and if We look we can be Prepared.

This is the link to the main Book of Mormon Central Come Follow Me section.   Follows the daily reading of the Church Site lessons and  has the relevant KnoWhy videos from BMC.  The KnoWhys are short   1:30 to 5  or so minutes and give good additional information for all ages.  Children can understand some of  these.  Click Here to learn about their creation and purpose.

This is a Sunday School like lesson between 40 and 50 min long at regular speed. (We like to listen to it at 1.5.  It is not too fast and makes the lesson more like 30 to 40 min long.  Good Material for adults and young adults and maybe some older youth.    

This is a 4 to 6 min lesson about some aspect of the lesson.  Good for older children as well as youth, young adults, and adults.

Book of Mormon KnoWhy & Now You Know

Over 560 short videos with longer podcasts and PDF’s about various Book of Mormon Topics.  Created by the Book of Mormon Central Team

The Second Coming is Closer than we Think!!!

President Spencer W Kimball
“Faith Precedes the Miracle" Chapter 23

There will be no general warning to the membership that things will be shortly falling apart. We have been commanded to follow the signs of the times and that is all the warning we need or will be given, but the membership is asleep. Like the Ten Virgins, we have been commanded to watch and prepare, but like the people in the days of Noah, many members have become lulled into a sense of security. This “lack of warning” is designed to weed out the tares; the “All is well in Zion,” crowd.”

The Talks and Quotes Below are Relevant for Us Right now. Please Follow the LInks

President Russell M Nelson

Saturday Morning

“As we gather to hear the words the Lord has inspired His servants to deliver, I invite you to ponder a promise the Lord made. He declared that “whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning … and the wiles of the devil, and lead the [disciple] of Christ in a strait and narrow course.”2

I pray that you will choose to lay hold upon the word of God as it is declared during this general conference. And I pray that you may feel the Lord’s perfect love for you,3 in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

Woman’s Session Saturday Evening

My dear sisters, we have so much to look forward to! The Lord placed you here now because He knew you had the capacity to negotiate the complexities of the latter part of the latter days. He knew you would grasp the grandeur of His work and be eager to help bring it to pass.

I am not saying that the days ahead will be easy, but I promise you that the future will be glorious for those who are prepared and who continue to prepare to be instruments in the Lord’s hands….

I promise that as we create places of security, prepare our minds to be faithful to God and never stop preparing, God will bless us.  He will “deliver us: yea, insomuch that he [will] speak peace to our souls, and [will] grant unto us great faith, and…cause us that we [can] hope for our deliverance in him” (Alma 58:11)

As you prepare to embrace the future with faith, these promises will be yours!  I so testify with my expression of love for you and my confidence in you in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.


President Oaks- Oct 2020 BYU Devotional, Only an Excerpt is on the Front page of theChurchofJesusChrist.org
Click Below for the FUll Version!

How should be Behaving during this Era with Regards to the Pandemic, Anxiety, Racism?

"How are you handling the COVID-19 pandemic, including the legal restrictions and the counsel of your leaders? I know from personal reports and what I read in the press that some of you have been confined to your living quarters. Many of you have been profoundly affected in your programs, classes, and social activities. You have even been limited in your home evening groups and the circumstances of your worship. Some of you have experienced delays in graduation, have had job offers withdrawn, and have altered plans for graduate school and other future endeavors. Please do your part in what is required in these unusual circumstances. And remember that some of the burdensome restrictions, including even the wearing of masks, are not only for your immediate protection but also for the well-being of those around you."

For yourselves know perfectly that the aday of the Lord so cometh as a bthief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and asafety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not bescape.

But ye, brethren, are not in adarkness, that that bday should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the achildren of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not asleep, as do others; but let us bwatch and be csober.

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

But let us, who are of the day, be asober, putting on the bbreastplate of cfaith and love; and for an helmet, the dhope of salvation.

 

The Second Coming
Info on Possible Timelines.

There is lots of Speculation on Specific Timelines and how they correlate with Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth matching up with various revelations.  I can not vouch of any of them.  But I can also not disprove any of them.  My view is that I will continue to listen too and respond to the Prophets.  They are not being giving us lots of information.  It is time to take heed.   Some of  the timeline stuff is very interesting but I will wait on the Lord and Seek to prepare ourselves spiritually and temporally as the Prophet has outlined including what I have said above and what is included in the referenced scriptures, writings and talks given in the previous column.