Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don't demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.— Russell M. Nelson
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A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.
We were born to die and we die to live.
As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
You can change. You can 'come unto Christ, and be perfected in him.'
The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. You are never too young to learn, never too old to change. Your yearnings to learn and change come from a divinely instilled striving for eternal progression. Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity.
Keep studying the scriptures, keep doing the things that build your faith in Jesus Christ and then notice the wise choices you are naturally drawn to make
The temple endowment was given by revelation.
Thus, it is best understood by revelation, prayerfully sought with a sincere heart.
Who are we? We are children of God. Our potential is unlimited. Our inheritance is sacred. May we always honor that heritage - in every thought and deed.
While we are free to choose, once we have made those choices, we are tied to the consequences of those choices.
The Lord can only teach an inquiring mind.
Unfinished business is our worst business.
Perpetual procrastination must yield to perceptive preparation. Today we have a little more time to bless others-time to be kinder, more compassionate, quicker to thank and slower to scold, more generous in sharing, more gracious in caring.
The temple is the house of the Lord. The basis for every temple ordinance and covenant…is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Every activity, every lesson, all we do in the Church, point to the Lord and His holy house.
Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny.
When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us.
We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors.
Each marriage starts with two built-in handicaps. It involves two imperfect people.
Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit can master appetite .
. . and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings and gnawing habits.
Inner peace comes only as we maintain the integrity of truth in all aspects of our lives.
Some of the sweetest spirits are housed in frail frames.
Great spiritual strength is often developed by those with physical challenges precisely because they are challenged. Such individuals are entitled to all the blessings that God has in store for His faithful and obedient children.
Each holy temple stands as a symbol of our membership in the Church, as a sign of our faith in life after death, and as a sacred step toward eternal glory for us and our families.
Rationalization is one of the real obstacles to obedience.
A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery-th e strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations.
When we ponder His voluntary atonement, any sense of sacrifice on our part becomes completely overshadowed by a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of serving Him.
Jesus suffered deeply because He loves us deeply! He wants us to repent and be converted so that He can fully heal us.
The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come. A desire to serve is a natural outcome of one's conversion, worthiness, and preparation.
Truth, covenants, and ordinances enable us to overcome fear and face the future with faith.
Men are that they might have joy . . . not guilt trips.
We live in a time of turmoil. Earthquakes and tsunamis wreak devastation, governments collapse, economic stresses are severe, the family is under attack, and divorce rates are rising. We have great cause for concern. But we do not need to let our fears displace our faith. We can combat those fears by strengthening our faith.
With celestial sight, trials impossible to change become possible to endure.
Abortion sheds that innocent blood. Now, as a servant of the Lord, I dutifully warn those who advocate and practice abortion that they incur the wrath of Almighty God, who declared, "If men... hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her . . . he shall be surely punished."
Sweet serenity is found in fervent prayer.
Then, we forget ourselves and remember the reaching hands of the Savior, who said, "Come unto me, all ye that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." As our burdens are shared with Him, they do become lighter.
An unprecedented wave of enthusiasm for missionary work is sweeping the entire earth. It is not man-made! It comes from the Lord, who said, “I will hasten my work in its time” (D&C 88:73).
Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges.
It really matters what you listen to. . . . Select music that will strengthen your spirit.
Faith in God engenders a love for the Sabbath;
faith in the Sabbath engenders a love for God. A sacred Sabbath truly is a delight.
Throughout the world, the family is increasingly under attack.
If families fail, many of our political, economic, and social systems will also fail.
As loud voices argue on, let us remember that those who advocate abortion have already been born!
Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others.
Feelings of worth come when a woman follows the example of the Master.
Her sense of infinite worth comes from her own Christlike yearning to reach out with love, as He does.
Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.
You can experience true delight on the Sabbath from family history work.
..Finding family members...can bring immense joy.
Many religious confessions share common values.
They teach that we should do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
The temptation to be popular may prioritize public opinion above the word of God. Political campaigns and marketing strategies widely employ public opinion polls to shape their plans. Results of those polls are informative. But they could hardly be used as grounds to justify disobedience to God’s commandments!
No other work transcends that of righteous, intentional parenting.
When we realize that we are children of the covenant, we know who we are and what God expects of us.
How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith.
Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth.
Could an explosion in a printing shop produce a dictionary?
There is no conflict between science and religion.
Conflict only arises from an incomplete knowledge of either science or religion, or both.
The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother.
The development of faith in the Lord is an individual matter.
Repentance is also an individual matter. Only as an individual can one be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. Each of us is born individually; likewise, each of us is "born again" individually. Salvation is an individual matter.
I thank God and His Son, Jesus Christ, for the Restoration and its power to propel a magnificent wave of truth and righteousness across the earth.