Don't yield to Satan's lie that you don't have time to study the scriptures. Choose to take time to study them. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media. You may need to reorganize your priorities to provide time for the study of the word of God. If so, do it!— Richard G. Scott
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Great power can come from memorizing scriptures.
To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change
Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential.
I witness that as you gain experience and success in being guided by the Spirit, your confidence in the impressions you feel can become more certain than your dependence on what you see or hear.
In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential.
Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good.
Righteous love is the foundation of a successful marriage.
The joyful news for anyone who desires to be rid of the consequences of past poor choices is that the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy.
You are one of the noblest of God's creations.
His intent is that your life be gloriously beautiful regardless of your circumstances. As you are grateful and obedient, you can become all that God intends you to be.
Don't let the workings of adversity totally absorb your life.
Try to understand what you can. Act where you are able; then let the matter rest with the Lord for a period while you give to others in worthy ways before you take on appropriate concern again.
If you want to talk to God, pray. If you want him to talk to you, read your scriptures.
A memorized scripture becomes an enduring friend that does not weaken with the passage of time.
The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.
While there are many things you can do to help a loved one in need, there are some things that must be done by the Lord.
True friendship is like the asphalt of life. It fills in the potholes and makes the journey smooth.
Worthy character is best forged from a life of consistent, correct choices centered in the teachings of the Master.
To be humble is to be teachable.
What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent.
The seminary programs will help you as a young man or woman to lay a foundation for happiness and success in life.
Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing.
We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly Father regarding those we bring into the Church.
Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior.
Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve.
Knowledge carefully recorded is knowledge available in time of need.
Spiritually sensitive information should be kept in a sacred place that communicates to the Lord how you treasure it. This practice enhances the likelihood of receiving further light.
If we are not careful, we will convey the message that investigators have to be perfect. Not true!
Only baptize them if you truly believe these people are ready, taking a little more time if necessary so the Holy Ghost can strengthen them a little more.
Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.
The Lord will bless us with more baptisms if you make sure the ones you have are going to keep their commitments. The Lord will not prepare more people for baptism if we are not converting the ones we have.
No one had to worry about Peter after his conversion. Your investigators can be that converted.
Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life. Your faith can guide you to those correct choices.
As you lose your life in the service of Father in Heaven's children, Satan's temptations lose power in your life.
Can you hang in there with your investigators when things get going tough? Don't give up on investigators because they have a little weakness. Work with them until the Holy Ghost tells you not to.
Your faith in Jesus Christ gives life enduring meaning.
Remember you are on a journey to exaltation. Sometimes you have experiences that yield more happiness than others, but it all has purpose with the Lord.
Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.
A tranquil conscience invites freedom from anguish, sorrow, guilt, shame, and self-condemnation. It provides a foundation for happiness. It is a condition of immense worth.
Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life.
There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage.
Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit.
Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.
. . . we will never be prompted by the Holy Ghost to do something we cannot do. It may require extraordinary effort and much time, patience, prayer, and obedience, but we can do it.
We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.
Your peace of mind, your assurance of answers to vexing problems, your ultimate joy depend upon your trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Sadness, disappointment, and severe challenges are events in life, not life itself. I do not minimize how hard some of these events are. They can extend over a long period of time, but they should not be allowed to become the confining center of everything you do.
I have a suggestion: When a temple is conveniently nearby, small things may interrupt your plans to go to the temple. Set specific goals, considering your circumstances, of when you can and will participate in temple ordinances. Then do not allow anything to interfere with that plan.
Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered. I think one of the reasons that we are counseled to get married early in life is to avoid developing inappropriate character traits that are hard to change.
No missionary can determine the lasting effects of his or her labors.
The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.
Create an atmosphere for the Spirit. The Spirit must be present.
One of the greatest blessings we can offer to the world is the power of a Christ-centered home where the gospel is taught, covenants are kept, and love abounds.
It really does no good to ask questions that reflect opposition to the will of God. Rather ask, What am I to do?
The Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion.
Simple, consistent good habits lead to a life full of bountiful blessings.