Best of General Conference // Four Essential Steps that can Help Us Come to Know the Lord + a FREEBIE!

I think we ALL want to increase our closeness to our Savior.  His is true friendship, loving charity, grace, and sanctifying power.  I really loved this talk when I was listening to it during this most recent conference and I am excited to share a small portion of it and a FREE printable that goes along with it! Watch it below.

Based on "'If Ye Had Known Me'" by Elder David A. Bednar

A grand objective of mortality is not merely learning about the Only Begotten of the Father but also striving to know Him. Four essential steps that can help us come to know the Lord are exercising faith in Him, following Him, serving Him, and believing Him.

  01. Exercising Faith in Him  We become acquainted with Him and His voice as we study and feast upon His word in the scriptures, pray to the Father in His name with real intent, and seek for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. Learning and applying in our lives the doctrine of Christ is a prerequisite to receiving the gift of faith in Him.  

  02. Following Him  The Savior has admonished us to become as He is. Thus, following the Lord includes emulating Him. We continue to come to know the Lord as we seek through the power of His Atonement to become like Him.

  03. Serving Him Serving Him requires all of our heart, might, mind, and strength. Consequently, selflessly serving others counteracts the self-centered and selfish tendencies of the natural man. We grow to love those whom we serve. And because serving others is serving God, we grow to love Him and our brothers and sisters more deeply. Such love is a manifestation of the spiritual gift of charity, even the pure love of Christ

  04. Believing Him Believing Him is trusting that His bounteous blessings are available and applicable in our individual lives and families. Believing Him with our whole soul comes as we press forward along the covenant pathway, surrender our will to His, and submit to His priorities and timing for us. Believing Him—accepting as true His power and promises—invites perspective, peace, and joy into our lives. We come to know the Lord as we not only believe in Him but also believe Him and His assurances.

I made a pdf file that has 5 bookmarks to a page so you can easily print enough for a lesson handout or to deliver to those you Home Teach or Visit Teach.  Each bookmark features 4 statements to help the reader commit to developing a deeper relationship with the Savior.

A Year of FHE // Check out this summary of the talk "If Ye Had Know Me" by Elder David A. Bednar from the Sept. 2016 LDS General Conference.  It comes with a FREE download of bookmarks to give to your church class or those you Home Teach or Visit Teach.  #lds #LDSconf #Bednar

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