March 2022 Come Follow Me Ministering – God gives power to those He calls to do His work
The March 2022 Come Follow Me Ministering printable ties together Brother Bradley R. Wilcox’s October 2021 General Conference talk “Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness” and March’s “Come, Follow Me” lesson on Exodus 1–6 and “God gives power to those He calls to do His work.”
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March 2022 Come Follow Me Ministering Message
Exodus 3–4: God gives power to those He calls to do His work.
I love that Moses doesn’t airbrush anything. We get to see all his missteps and imperfections. I admire him for his vulnerability and humility. He never gives up but continues to follow the Lord even when he falters and things are hard.
The Lord Asks Moses to Free His People
In Exodus, watching the Lord tutor Moses is not only instructive, but also a little bit funny. I can relate to Moses. In Exodus 3-4, when the Lord talks to Moses at the burning bush, it reminds me of when I tell my kids to do something they don’t want to do. They start flopping around on the floor whining about all the reasons they can’t do it.
At the burning bush, the Lord tells Moses to go to Pharaoh and free the Israelites from the Egyptians. Moses worries he is not the best person for the job. He fled Egypt for killing an Egyptian, so he wasn’t super popular with the Egyptians. And Moses was raised in the royal household – so he’s not readily accepted by the Israelites. Moses was kind of a PR nightmare.
It doesn’t take Moses long to come up with a couple of excuses.
Excuse #1: The Israelites won’t believe the Lord sent Moses and Pharaoh isn’t going to listen.
In response, the Lord gives Moses three miracles he can use to prove that the Lord sent him. The Lord doesn’t just tell Moses about the miracles, but He has Moses do them right there. This allows Moses to see for himself before he has to take the leap of faith in front of others. The miracles are as much for Moses as for other people. Unfortunately, Moses still isn’t convinced.
Excuse #2: Moses is “slow of speech.”
Moses tells the Lord that he is slow of speech and points out that since talking to the Lord, it hasn’t gotten any better. It seems that Moses assumes that because the three other miracles came so quickly, that all his other problems would be solved immediately as well. I love the Lord’s response. He tells Moses that if He made mouths, He can certainly teach Moses what to say.
The Lord Sees Weakness With Mercy
Even with the miracles and promises, Moses is still not convinced. He pleads with the Lord to send someone else. The Lord is getting frustrated but finally tells Moses that Aaron can be his spokesperson.
The Lord gets upset with Moses, but He doesn’t abandon him or punish him. Moses lost the blessing of speech the Lord was ready to give him, but The Lord knows Moses’ heart and that he is trying.
In his recent General Conference talk, Brother Bradley R. Wilcox quotes Elder Richard G. Scott, “The Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. … When the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy.”
The Lord could see all of Moses’ weaknesses, but He also could see that Moses was trying. Moses could mess up and still be a disciple who was trying his best.
Worthiness is Not Flawlessness
This brings me so much comfort. Like Moses, my weaknesses have caused me to miss out on some blessings. I feel sorrow for the chances lost and the mistakes made. But I also know that the Lord has not abandoned me. I am His child and He will continue to work with me. I don’t need to be ashamed of the learning process. Moses teaches us something important. We don’t have to be perfect to do great things. We don’t have to be perfect to be worthy, we just have to be trying.
I love what Brother Wilcox shared, “God loves us as we are, but He also loves us too much to leave us this way. … God’s message is that worthiness is not flawlessness. Worthiness is being honest and trying. We must be honest with God, priesthood leaders, and others who love us, and we must strive to keep God’s commandments and never give up just because we slip up.”
At the close of his talk, Brother Wilcox reminds us, “When you feel like you have failed too many times to keep trying, remember Christ’s Atonement and the grace it makes possible are real. ‘[His] arm of mercy is extended towards you.’ You are loved—today, in 20 years, and forever.”
March 2022 Come Follow Me Ministering Handout
This month it was finally time to use the super cute pens I scored in the Office Depot clearance bin. If you have never checked out their clearance section, it is the best thing ever. So many cute stationary treasures! How cute is this pen!?!
I found some pens like these on Amazon too.
Did you like this March 2022 Come Follow Me Ministering message? Find more Relief Society Ministering Printables for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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, Sunday School, or Family Home Evening. I hope that these ministering printables will be a simple way to reach out to those we minister to.