So the story of Noah teaches us that there will be adversity, that it will last a long time, and that it will require reserves of patience that seem superhuman. Okazaki,, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1995].) Activity: Play Patience Relay. Lay out the 10 number cards (including ace) in any order face down at the end of the room. One at a time the team members run up and turn over a card. Play continues until one team has all its cards turned face up. Links to other sites will open in a new page to keep the list available to look at additional teacher training resources.While seeking to choose sites and resources that are doctrinally sound, we make no claim to total endorsement of any listing.Too often, we are impatient with ourselves, with our family members and friends, and even with the Lord.We seem to demand what we want right now, regardless of whether we have earned it, whether it would be good for us, or whether it is right.1980, 28.) Ask: • How can we show our faith in Heavenly Father?• Why is it important to recognize that God knows what is best for us?
Would you decide, about the fifth day, that it would be awfully nice to spend the weekend picking buttercups in the meadow rather than cleaning the elephants’ stalls and that maybe Noah had made a big mistake? The scripture tells us that on the same day “all the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” (Genesis -12.) It was not until the fortieth day of this torrential downpour and flooding that the water was deep enough to “lift [the ark] up above the earth.” (Genesis .) And then “the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” (Genesis .) We’re up to 197 days so far.
Then they waited forty days to send out the raven and the dove, seven more days for the second flight of the dove, who returned with the olive branch, and a final seven days for the third flight.
It sounds as if it then took another month plus twenty-seven days before they received the command of the Lord to go forth from the ark.
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read “The Atonement Covers All Pain,” by Kent F. Thought: "No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. Scripture: And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.
It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire.” (Elder Orson F. (Mosiah ) Lesson: Ask your family members if they have ever heard the phrases “hold your horses” or “keep your shirt on.” Ask, What quality is being requested by those phrases? Wirthlin: “I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today.