But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.
1. Let the Holy Spirit guide;
Let him teach us what is true.
He will testify of Christ,
Light our minds with heaven’s view.
2. Let the Holy Spirit guard;
Let his whisper govern choice.
He will lead us safely home
If we listen to his voice.
3. Let the Spirit heal our hearts
Thru his quiet, gentle pow’r.
May we purify our lives
To receive him hour by hour..
May your deeds of gospel giving,
Temple service, righteous living,
Bless them all eternally.
*Suitable for All Ages*
Begin by watching this video. Before pressing play, ask everyone to pay attention for how we can know if we are being prompted by God to do something.
Read aloud: Learning to recognize the promptings of the Spirit is one of the biggest challenges we face. However, we learn from this video by Elder Bednar that if something inspires us to do good and to love God, it is from God. Another way we can describe it is to become like minded with Christ.
Have someone read Philippians 2:2-5: Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Read aloud: In this scripture, Paul tells the Philippians they should try to have the same thoughts as Christ.
Ask: What does it mean to be like minded with Jesus Christ?
Read aloud: When we are like minded with Christ, we begin to think as Christ would think and do as Christ would do. When we have a thought or desire to do good or to serve someone else, it does not need to be a big prompting or moment of spiritual revelation. We can make a good choice knowing we are thinking like Christ would think.
Ask: What experiences have you had when you’ve followed a prompting?
Finish the lesson by sharing personal experiences and bearing testimony.
Your children may not be able to see the Holy Ghost, but you can help them feel His presence. The Holy Ghost is real—it is important that our children understand who He is and how to recognize Him.
Enjoy this book as a bedtime story and a teaching opportunity as you and your children remember the Holy Ghost by comparing his characteristics to relatable, everyday objects like a blanket, an umbrella, and a pair of glasses. The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket has heart-warming illustrations that will help the whole family learn about the Holy Ghost. Get it here!
-1 pound Peanut Butter
-1 ½ tablespoons honey or maple syrup
-½ cup coconut oil, melted
-teaspoon salt (only add if the peanut butter is unsalted)
-¼ to ½ cup jam or jelly
-Paper cupcake liners
Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
Place the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, and salt (if using) in a blender (high speed is best) and blend until smooth and creamy.
Divide the peanut butter between the lined muffin tin cups.
Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons (more or less, depending on your preference) of jam on top of the peanut butter in each cup, spreading it out so that it isn’t in one clump.
Use a toothpick to swirl the jam around the top of the peanut butter.
Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, or until cups have hardened. Store the cups in an airtight container in the freezer (or fridge) and let sit at room temperature (if frozen) for 5 minutes before eating.
(Courtesy of Handmade Charlotte)
Glow in the Dark Horseshoes
For this activity you’ll need glow sticks and any sort of anchor to toss the glow sticks onto. You can put a stake in the ground, use a tall cup, or large bottle. Once it gets dark, turn glow sticks into rings! You can make larger rings for younger children or smaller rings for greater difficulty. Set up your anchors and start to throw!
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.