February 2021 Come Follow Me Ministering – Peace in Me

February 2021 Come Follow Me Ministering MessageThe February 2021 Come Follow Me Ministering Printable ties together Sister Lisa L. Harkness’s October 2020 General Conference talk “Peace, Be Still” and this February’s Come, Follow Me lesson on Doctrine and Covenants 19:23 “Peace comes from learning of Jesus Christ and following Him.

These ministering printables are a great way to help families incorporate the “Come, Follow Me” lessons into their own study. They are also perfect for Young Women’s, Relief Society, or Sunday School. I hope that these ministering printables will be a simple way to reach out to those we minister to.


Peace and Calm Harkness Quote


Download February 2021 Come Follow Me Ministering Printable (PDF) (Four to a Sheet)


Glitter pen Relief Society and Ministering Handout

For a quote that talks about not sinking, a pen filled with water seemed perfect! And glitter pens are so peaceful and calming! I got mine at the clearance bin at Office Depot. If you haven’t ever checked it out, it is always full of little treasures. But you can also find a bunch of really cute ones on Amazon.


February 2021 Come Follow Me Ministering Printable

Doctrine and Covenants 19:23 – Peace comes from learning of Jesus Christ and following Him.

In her talk last General Conference, Lisa L. Harkness, First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency, shared, “Certainly, the Savior of the world understands our mortal limitations, for He teaches us how to feel peace and calm even when the winds blow fiercely around us and billowing waves threaten to sink our hopes.”

So how does Christ teach us how to feel peace? One way is explained in Doctrine and Covenants 19:23 where the Lord leaves us a “formula” for peace.

“Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.”

We are promised if we 1) learn of Him 2) listen to His words and 3) walk in the meekness of His Spirit, then we will have peace in Him.

How is Having Peace Like Learning a Language?
Learning

This scripture made me think a lot about the process of learning a language. In high school I studied Spanish. We spent a lot of time learning vocabulary and how to conjugate verbs. It was not my best subject. I am terrible at memorizing, and learning Spanish this way was lots and lots of memorizing. In high school I learned about Spanish but I wasn’t participating in it.

Listening

When I got to college, I learned that as an English major I would have to take language classes to fulfill my GE requirements instead of math. I was crushed. This was going to kill my GPA. I was much better at math than Spanish. But I found that my college Spanish classes were very different than my high school classes. We didn’t just learn the words and grammar. In my classes we could only speak in Spanish, we listened to music in Spanish, and I read in Spanish. As I became more immersed in Spanish, I got a lot better at it. It wasn’t just memorizing it anymore, Spanish had become part of my environment. I was listening to Spanish all the time.

Walking

Then I was called on a mission to serve in Buenos Aires West, Argentina. While I studied to become a missionary, I had to speak in Spanish more than ever before. I was now applying it. And when I got to Argentina, I learned that my trainer didn’t speak any English. Suddenly I was applying Spanish full-time. I was applying what I knew or like it says in verse 23, I was walking the walk.

When learning a language, you will learn it better and faster if you speak in that language. My Spanish thrived when I served with companions who didn’t speak English. I had more opportunities to practice and be redirected as I sometimes made embarrassing mistakes. My life was Spanish all the time and pretty soon I was dreaming in it.

You will notice the three steps in this process. At first I just learned about Spanish, then I was listening to Spanish, and finally I was speaking and participating in Spanish. Learning a language is not passive, you have to act on it to gain fluency.

Peace Requires Participation

It is the same with the gospel. We have to not only learn of Christ, but we have to listen and participate. We won’t truly learn of Christ unless we seek to be like Him, to act on promptings, and make our lives a living experiment as we learn through doing. And most importantly, we need to be meek enough to follow the Lord’s counsel and trust the master teacher. We need to humbly immerse ourselves in the gospel.

When we do these things, Christ becomes such a part of us that we become one with Him and receive peace through Him. We can’t receive His peace unless we are in Him and He is within us.

So when peace alludes us, it is time for a spiritual audit. Are we learning, listening, and walking in meekness? Are we meekly seeking to apply what we have learned? Are our lives filled with the give and take of figuring out what it means to truly be like Christ?


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  1. Brenda Williamson says:

    Thank you for sharing these messages. I am so grateful for the talents people like you are willing to share. I do have a question — What do suggest for printing more than 1 to a page. I find that kind of big for a handout and certainly ink draining. I appreciate your advice.

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