David M. McConkie
First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency
Today in church, I leaned over to Matt and said, “I miss teaching. I’m a much better learner as a teacher than I am as a learner.” I found it interesting to approach this talk simply in my role as a mother, since I don’t currently have the opportunity to teach a class. I liked his example about directing questions to the handbook, and doing the same in turning our children to the scriptures. I’d like to do more of that, and it’s obviously easier to do the more familiar I am with the scriptures myself.
The other point that stood out to me the most, because it’s a point I’ve been reminded of in many ways lately because I must need the reminder, was the challenge to ask the Lord’s help to know and meet the needs of my children.
“The promises of the Lord are certain. If you earnestly search the scriptures and treasure up in your minds the words of life, if you keep the commandments with all of your heart and pray for each student, you will enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost and you will receive revelation.”
What stands out to you as you study this talk? Is there anything you learned here that you had not considered before? What did the talk make you feel or want to do?
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