church talk tools/ideas "The power of God" 1 Nephi 14:14 By Sagit Zilberman
1. What helped me grow spiritually?
a few things that helped me on the path to becoming more spiritual: 1. Reading - reading all kinds of scriptures things that I felt came from God and were introducing me with new spiritual knowledge, remembering the bigger picture, even things that we do not understand. 2. Meditation reflecting and pondering - focus on the breathing, relax your body. 3. Desire - and within that desire there is belief. Wanting with all my heart to understand and be good - an overwhelming desire to become more - believing that there is magic, there is beauty, and it’s within me to discover it at any moment. 4. Looking for the spiritual - Being open, trusting, and knowing that every experience in this world has both the teachings of the spirit and the temporal, and both are there on my path.
2. Thank you's
3. Our power as Saints - focus exc.
* Hand exc. adopted from *Kala H. Cos 1. We are in control, not "of the world", but of how we respond to it. 2. We can slowly carve the path to anything with focus and determination and faith, remember that movie with the man who carved his way out of jail. 3. Nephi said so 1 Nephi 14:14 “ and it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the lamb of God, that it descended upon the Saints of the church of the land and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory”
4. Questions and values
from 1-10 What is the quality of my work? my music? my selling ? how trust worthy am I? how much am I learning from my mistakes?improving and learning new knowledge? how much am I taking responsibility over my life and what I want to create in them? how much am I listening and trying to understand others? how authentic was I today who I am and what I want to do/stand for, in my life? Am I trying to take shortcuts and fakes and manipulations to overcome difficulties? Do I value the stages of learning, growth and development of my new skills? do I use patience/ understanding with myself in the process? do I know and acknowledge my deficiencies and weaknesses? Do I let the full process happen? What is my character? motives? paradigms and belifes? What roles am I taking in my life? (titles/commitments?) what commitments and promises can I make to myself/others? Am I independent? in what ways? in what ways am I not? what fears am I leaving behind? what is God Communicating to me? what is the biggest desire to focus and advance this week? What am I threatened by?what am I offered by? What am I afraid of? when am I defensive and about to be emotional about? What is my base? my rock?
What are my values/principles/commandments/commitments of my life? here are Benjamin Franklin’s - - (* you can find it in his autobiography, or here) Temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, humility Here are a guy name Frank Bettger he is a sale’s expert- Enthusiasm, order-self organization, think it terms of other’s interests, questions, key issues, silence - develop the listening habit, sincerity - deserve confident, knowledge of my business, appreciation - praise, smile - it creates happiness, remember names and faces, service and prospecting, closing the sale - action. (*you can find these in his book "How I raised myself from failure to success in selling" Moroni's: Know good from evil - judge by the light of Christ, Have Faith in Christ (cleave unto every good thing), Repent, Hope, meekness, lowly of heart, Confess by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, Charity - (pure love of Christ, kind, envieth not, not puffed up, not easily provoked, thinketh no evil and rejoiceth not in iniquity but in truth, belivethbeareth, hopeth, endureth all things), Pray (unto the Father with energy of heart filled with love), (Moroni 7)
6."with surety hope" (Ether 12:4)
Scriptures about difficulty, hope and choosing our focus John 9:1-5, Pres. Faust about Ether 12:4 (Lesson 54:Moroni 7) 3 Nephi 18:20 Moroni 7:48
7. You are loved by a Heavenly Father
How would you feel if you knew, in every moment, that Heavenly Father loves you? How would you be sitting on the chair? how would your facial muscles be? how would you breathe? if in every second of this next minute, you would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is observing you know, is proud of you, is proud of your life and everything that you are striving for, everything you’ve done and all the problems, difficulties and pains that you are experiencing to become what he knows you can become. How would you feel if you didn’t guess/assume/want/expect.. you knew this truth beyond a shadow of a doubt. how would that feel? would you like to remember that feeling? wouldn’t you like to practice it again tomorrow? do you remember a time when you felt this way with someone else? or in a great and maybe simple moment of your life?
what I’m saying is, lets use the tools this world has to offer us, so we can become those powerful people in this text and reclaim what is ours, which is the power to demonstrate in our lives, the dreams we want to have in every aspect.
8. "As Thyself" (Matt 22:29)
9. BMX story and the Gym
I go to Planet Fitness for 20$ a month - they have locations all over the country (also Hydromassage Chairs and WIFI) I do the "Hour of Power" by Toni Robbins I ask myself these questions (and change them periodically) and say these affirmations 1. "I love my life" (say it with passion) "every day I'm getting stronger and stronger 2. What am I thankful for? (as you're exercising and moving) 3. "How can I make this day joyful special and amazing?