Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made.— Marion G. Romney
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How can we give if there is nothing there?.
.. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. And most important of all, spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak.
While the Lord will magnify us in both subtle and dramatic ways, he can only guide our footsteps when we move our feet.
The only motive strong enough to induce men to exercise the self control required by the religion of Jesus is love.
Prayer is the means by which men communicate with God.
Revelation is the means by which God communicates with men.
The key to happiness is to get the spirit and keep it.
There were no pre-adamic men in the line of Adam.
.. I am not a scientist. I do not profess to know anything but Jesus Christ, and him crucified, and the principles of his gospel. If, however, there are some things in the strata of the earth indicating there were men before Adam, they were not the ancestors of Adam.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
There is an interdependence between those who have and those who have not.
The process of giving exalts the poor and humbles the rich. In the process, both are sanctified.
We will see the day when we live on what we produce.
The efficacy of our prayers depends on how much we care for one another.
Receiving the Holy Ghost is the therapy which effects forgiveness and heals the sin-sick soul.
Not only does inspiration from the Lord compensate for want of facts;
it also induces men by self-discipline, to conform in their personal conduct and in their dealings one with another to the highest standards they know. In other words, it gives men the capacity which distinguishes wisdom from knowledge.
My soul has made its greatest growth as I have been driven to my knees by adversity and affliction.
The whole problem is spirituality-not finances. Spiritually strong = welfare strong.
The prime duty of help to the poor by the Church is not to bring temporal relief to their needs, but salvation to their souls.
This gospel has often been spoken of as a way of life.
This however is not quite accurate. Consisting as it does of the principles and ordinances necessary to man's exaltation it is not just a way of life, it is the one and only way of life by which men may accomplish the full purpose of their mortality.
Self-Reliance is a prerequisite to the complete freedom to act.
Prayer is the instrument of miracles.
No, the Lord doesn't really need us to take care of the poor, but we need this experience; for it is only through our learning how to take care of each other that we develop within us the Christlike love and disposition necessary to qualify us to return to his presence.
It has always seemed somewhat paradoxical to me that we must constantly have the Lord command us to do those things which are for our own good.
The Holy Ghost converts [us] from carnality to spirituality.
It cleanses, heals, and purifies the soul. . . . . Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, and water baptism are all preliminary and prerequisite to it, but [the baptism of fire] is the consummation. To receive [this baptism of fire] is to have one's garments washed in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
Pondering is, in my feeling, a form of prayer.
But you don't need to worry. The Lord will never let his mouthpiece lead the people astray.
Always keep your eye on the President of the church, and if he ever tells you to do anything, even if it is wrong, and you do it, the lord will bless you for it, but you don't need to worry. The lord will never let his mouthpiece lead the people astray.
...living the gospel of Jesus Christ is the price of-and the only way to-peace.
The truth is that we are saved by grace only after all we ourselves can do.
(See 2 Ne. 25:23.) There will be no government dole which can get us through the pearly gates. Nor will anybody go into the celestial kingdom who wants to go there on the works of someone else. Every man must go through on his own merits. We might just as well learn this here and now.
Peace has been variously defined, but perhaps we might think of it as 'harmony within one's self, and with God and man.'
The possession of a true testimony is the most valuable possession that one could have. It gives one knowledge, the hope and assurance that one, through obedience, can be a partaker of all the promised blessings.