I actually went Visiting Teaching this month. I know, I'm shocked too!!! I give the lesson every time we go because I can't remember to set up that appointment for anything. It is just not in my brain. So my partner makes sure to get us there, and then I give the message. This months message hit a chord with me so I thought I would share it.
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “We must live the gospel in such a way that we will have the Spirit to ever be with us. If we live worthily, the Spirit will always be with us. We can then teach by the Spirit. … The reason we pray, study the scriptures, have good friends, and live the gospel through obedience to the commandments is so that when—not if, but when—the trials come, we are ready” (“Teaching by Faith,” Liahona, Sept. 2003, 10, 14–15; Ensign, Sept. 2003, 20, 24–25).
I feel like we have our share of challenges. I feel like we do pretty good, but I also know we have improvements to make. Doesn't everyone?