On the bookmarks are the 3 purposes of Relief Society. I absolutely love the 3 purposes. They come from the Visiting teaching message here by Sister Beck.
When our presidency was first called, we were given some resources about the history of Relief Society. We studied them prayerfully, wanting to know the purpose of Relief Society and what the Lord would have us do. We learned that the purpose of Relief Society as established by the Lord is to organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life.To fulfill this purpose of Relief Society, the Lord has commissioned each sister and the organization as a whole to:
We can do this work in the Lord’s way only when we seek, receive, and act on personal revelation. Without personal revelation, we cannot succeed. If we heed personal revelation, we cannot fail. The prophet Nephi instructs us that the Holy Ghost will show us “all things what [we] should do” (2 Nephi 32:5). We must allow ourselves to be still enough and quiet enough to listen to the voice of the Spirit.
- Increase in faith and personal righteousness.
- Strengthen families and homes.
- Provide relief by serving the Lord and His children.
Sisters, we have a vital role to play in helping build the kingdom of God and preparing for the Lord’s coming. In fact, the Lord’s work cannot be accomplished without the help of His daughters. Because of that, the Lord expects us to increase our offering. He expects us to fulfill the purpose of Relief Society as never before.
~Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president
I love the 3 things because they are 3 key things to be doing in our life, but put simply. If we woke up daily and remembered these 3 things our days would go so much better. The Lord expects us to fulfill these purposes! So I made this as a daily reminder to put in a place I will see often!Here is where I need your help….
We are celebrating our Relief Society Birthday on Thursday and I have to stand up and talk a little about our Purpose to Strengthen Families and Homes. I mostly know what I want to say, but I would love any thoughts my blogging friends have to share about this topic! What does it mean to strengthen our homes and families? How do we fulfill this purpose in our daily lives?