“You are called of God. The Lord knows you. … The Lord will guide you by revelation just as He called you” (Henry B. Eyring, “Rise to Your Call,” Liahona, Nov. 2002, 76).
- Seek, receive, and act on personal revelation to do the Lord’s work.
- Be still and listen to the voice of the Spirit.
- Receiving revelation requires serious effort.
- Strive for personal worthiness.
Ask for the Spirit’s help: (5.5.4, Teach by the Spirit)
- To feel the love the Lord has for each sister. If you have Christlike love, you will be better prepared to teach the gospel. You will be inspired to help others know the Savior and follow Him.
- To know the needs of your sisters in relation to the lesson. Learn about the sisters you teach. What experiences do they have in common? What makes each one unique? Each sister is a daughter of Heavenly Father and wants to feel loved and valued.
- To know what parts of the lesson to emphasize.
- To plan meaningful discussions. Encourage sisters to read the lesson prior to the Sunday meeting. Encourage unity among those you teach and find ways for all to participate. Acknowledge all comments and questions.
- To understand how to help sisters apply the lesson. As a teacher, you can help others be "doers of the word, and not hearers only" (James 1:22).
Articles about teaching with the Spirit:
- “Rise to Your Call,” Henry B. Eyring, Liahona, Nov. 2002
- “Gospel Teaching—Our Most Important Calling,” William D. Oswald, Liahona, Nov. 2008
- "Gospel Teaching," Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, Nov.1999
- "The Teacher’s Divine Commission," Bruce R. McConkie, Ensign, Apr. 1979
- "Gospel Learning and Teaching," David M. McConkie, Liahona, Nov. 2010