In an article by Henry B. Eyring, he stated 3 Attitudes of Lifelong Learners:
1. You are a child of God and as a child of God there is no limit to your potential learning. If you work hard enough and are faithful, you can become like Him and you can learn whatever He would have you learn.
2. Childlike humility is the key to being teachable. When you recognize how great God is and how small you are, it is easy to admit what you do not know. Humble=teachable.
3. Living a clean life will allow the Holy Ghost to confirm truth and expand your learning of it.
1. Does (the media you are using) invite or impede the Holy Ghost?
2. Does it enlarge or restrict your capacity to live, to love, and to serve?
"To be encircled about in the arms of His (the Savior's) love will be a REAL and not a virtual experience."
-David A. Bednar
Stand Firmly & Speak with Faith
Here's what the Holy Spirit taught me about the Fall of Adam & Eve this week.,,
*Some people say that Eve must not have been very smart because she was so easily "tricked" by Satan. I don't think this is the case at all. I think Adam and Eve were a lot like men and women are today. Eve was a "big picture" thinker. She was a planner- looking ahead- keeping the eternal perspective in mind. As she pondered all of the commandments God had given them, she realized that the only way to truly keep all of the commandments was to partake of the fruit. Satan's beguiling just helped her along the path to that discovery. I admire her for her courage and strength. On the flip side, Adam was just taking things one at a time. God told him what he needed to do and he was going to do everything in order, and probably one at a time; not by multi-tasking. (Remember, this is all the gospel according to Des and I have tried to explain it as I learned it.)
*Here is an interesting thought to ponder. Why was Adam so quick to say, "Eve did it first?" Have you ever thought about that? That question was brought up in my class and I love where the discussion went with that question. It was brought up that Adam had been walking and talking with God for a while before Eve was created. He had a deep and personal relationship with God. He also was the patriarch in the situation and had the priesthood authority. So when God asked what they had been doing, Adam answered first because of that line of authority and the honest relationship he had with God. Also, he wasn't throwing Eve under the bus. He was just stating the facts. What we have to remember here, is that Adam and Eve didn't have all of the distractions that we have now. Their thinking and knowledge was simple and pure. (Again, the gospel according to Des here.)