In October 2019 President Nelson invited the women of the church to prayerfully study sections of the Doctrine and Covenants (25, 84 & 107) and other resources on priesthood power. He promised: “As your understanding increases and as you exercise faith in the Lord and His priesthood power, your ability to draw upon this spiritual treasure that the Lord has made available will increase.” On March 12, just as the recommendations for limiting mass gatherings were coming out, I was gathered with a group of women at the Inklings event put on by Emily Belle Freeman. The strength I gained as we sat together, sang together, and learned about our ability to access priesthood power is sustaining me through these uncertain days. Some questions that have helped me in my study:
- What is the difference between priesthood authority, priesthood power and priesthood office?
- How does keeping my covenants help me in accessing priesthood power?
- In what ways can accessing priesthood power bless me and my family?
We encourage you to read these sections of scripture, write down your impressions, and when appropriate, share with others what you are learning. Below are some additional resources that we hope are helpful for you!
Priesthood Power Resources:
Sister Jean B. Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, Sister Reyna I. Aburto
Relief Society General Presidency May 2019 Women’s Conference
“The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood” By Dallin H. Oaks
“Let Us Think Straight” by M. Russell Ballard, August 20, 2013
“Attaining, Accessing, & Using Priesthood Power” by David V. Clare, BYU Women’s Conference 2014
Barbara Morgan Gardner’s 5-minute Fireside: “Women and Priesthood Power“
Wendy Ulrich’s 5-Minute Fireside: “Living Up to Your Privileges“
Inklings Event by Emily Belle Freeman
From Deseret Bookshelf: (Listen or read it on Deseret Bookshelf app) Click HERE to get 30 Days Free on the Deseret Bookshelf App
Women and the Priesthood by Sheri Dew
The Priesthood Power of Women by Barbara Morgan Gardner
Live Up to Our Privileges by Wendy Ulrich
All In Podcast: E23: Wendy Ulrich – “How God Expects Women to Use Priesthood Power“