Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Years Resolution

So I have not even made a list of 2011 resolutions. I have not had a desire to make one, until today. I have my first one. I taught combined YW today and the lesson was on God the Father. It was a hard lesson for me to put together, cause usually a lesson on faith, tithing, scriptures or love is easy for me to pull together things and talk about alot. This lesson I had to really think and learn about before I could teach it. I learned alot about God the Father and how He is so much like Jesus Christ. They are the same in all that they do.

Haley read the Ugly Duckling story and how he had a desire to be something better and believe in himself and to follow the other beautiful swans. I have a better desire to be like God the Father just like the Ugly Duckling wanted to be like the swans. I hope that the spirit was strong in my lesson. At times I felt like I was repeating myself and when I looked at everyone I felt like I lost my thoughts. For some reason I got really nervous an hour before I taught it. I knew I had been working on it for a few weeks and I felt prepared, but I felt like I had no confidence and at times my thoughts were not there. After the lesson a few people told me the spirit was strong and they were grateful for it. I felt the spirit, but it came in spurts. I hope the girls learned more about God the Father and felt the spirit strong and got something out of the lesson that can help them get closer to their Father in Heaven. I love teaching the YW and being with them. They inspire me so much and they are like family. I want them to achieve and be all that they can be.

My first New Years resolution is to communicate with Heavenly Father through prayer. I know that I need to work on this alot and so I'm grateful for this lesson I taught and for having a desire to talk to my Father in Heaven more.


The Gubler Family said...

It was a great lesson. I loved it. You didn't seem nervous and the spirit was definitely there. That song was beautiful too. I am so glad to be able to be in with you in Young Womens. I think you are a wonderful President and I am grateful to serve with you. I thought it was a perfect lesson to start off the new year with. I think that would be a great new years resolution for all of us.

Jamie said...

Julie, okay I'm getting all teary just thinking about you. You are so sincere and earnest in all you do with those girls, my girls! i am grateful you are there in YW to love and teach them. Knowing you as I do and being able to work with you in primary and come to love you I can bet the spirit was there. You have a strong testimony and a strong desire to share it with our girls. THank you for trying so hard. love you!