A couple days ago I talked about including the Sabbath into the Divine Nature experiences. Now it is time for the projects.
“Develop a skill you could use in your future home, such as cooking, sewing, making repairs, organizing, or designing. Teach that skill to someone and explain how establishing a house of order (D&C 109:8) is one of your divine roles.”
As you complete this experience think of how a house of order makes for a more pleasant Sunday. In the primary song “Saturday” it sings about doing all the house chores “So we can be ready for Sunday.”
For your project practice completing all necessary chores on Saturday. Know what clothes you will wear and prepare them a head of time. Know what you need to take and don’t leave everything to the last minute.
“For an extended period of time, serve someone in need, such as a young mother, a person with disabilities, or an elderly person. Record in your journal how your service has helped you recognize the divine nature in yourself and others.”
Some suggests for service I have are: give someone a ride to and from church.
Sit with a members child and help them stay quite and reverent.
List the divine attributes and roles of women as taught in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (see page 101), and carry out a project that helps you learn more about one of those roles.
Use one of these attributes to learn how to be a better leader in the church. Not all, but some Young Women have callings in their class presidency, or as a pianist, or choirestor.
How can you use women’s divine qualities as found in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” to magnify your calling?
“Using an artistic skill or handicraft you have learned, make something for your current or future home. Record in your journal how being creative is part of your divine nature and how sharing your creativity has blessed others.”
You could also use this project to create something for you siblings, cousins, or other children in your ward.
You can create quite games and toys for them to use during sacrament meeting.
“Working in harmony with others is a divine attribute (see D&C 38:27). Carry out a project that will promote unity in your extended family, your school, or your community. Record in your journal how you can make a difference when you work together.”
In your Young Women class or family you can learn about keeping the Sabbath. The make a plan of what you will and will not do to keep the Sabbath holy.
Encourage each other regularly to commit to your plan.
This is just the tip of the ice berg. How else can you use Divine Nature to keep the Sabbath day holy?
What other projects can you think of which encourage this?
Up next is a value project idea to help you observe the sabbath more fully.