quotes tagged with 'better'

"We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families."

Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: "Good, Better, Best", Ensign, Nov 2007, 104–108Saved by ragogoni in faith strength family best families better 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"You don't have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles... You carry within you the power to make the world better..."

Author: Sharon G. Larsen, Source: "Standing with God," Ensign, May 2000, 88 Saved by dyejo in smiles better 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"You don't have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words and smiles... You carry within you the power to make the world better..."

Author: Sharon G. Larsen, Source: "Standing with God," Ensign, May 2000, 88 Saved by dyejo in power world bless better 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The people around us need a lot of help, and I think the Lord expects us to join in that effort. I think that is what he meant when he said, “Come; see what I do and watch how I spend my time.” . . .

On the example of the Savior himself and his call to his apostles, and with the need for peace and comfort ringing in our ears, I ask you to be a healer, be a helper, be someone who joins in the work of Christ in lifting burdens, in making the load lighter, in making things better. . . . Someone sitting within reasonable proximity to you tonight is carrying a spiritual or physical or emotional burden of some sort or some other affliction drawn from life’s catalog of a thousand kinds of sorrow. In the spirit of Christ’s first invitation to Philip and Andrew and then to Peter and the whole of his twelve apostles, jump into this work. Help people. Heal old wounds and try to make things better.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Come unto Me, fireside address given at BYU, 2 March 1997Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist example peace love service effort brotherhood comfort assist better healer helper join 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It was all part of God’s plan—the coming of Columbus, the colonization, wise men raised up to frame the Constitution, Joseph Smith prepared for his part in the restoration of the gospel, even the persecution which drove the Saints to the Rocky Mountains where the Church could continue to grow.

What does all this mean to you and me as individuals? It means that God, as our Father, made all these arrangements for you and me. We were part of his eternal scheme. And so it is not enough merely to observe these various anniversaries, but we must recommit and rededicate ourselves to uphold the convictions and the principles upon which the blessings we enjoy are predicated. We too must be prepared to sacrifice, where necessary, to keep our freedoms inviolate. My father used to say: “The true way to honor the past is to improve upon it.”

Therefore, we should love God more. We should serve our fellowmen better. We should keep all the commandments. We should be better prepared as parents to teach our children to pray and to walk uprightly before the Lord, and to assume their responsibilities. It would be tragic if for fear of the challenge involved the descendants of those who gave so liberally and sacrificed so much shrank from the duties of their day and time.
Author: President N. Eldon Tanner, Source: Pioneers Are Still Needed, Ensign, Jul 1976, 2. http://www.lds...Saved by mlsscaress in constitution sacrifice josephsmith challenge responsibility example individual pray service parenting conviction contribution principles eternal lds columbus better colonization recommit rededicate 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Spirit has taught that Satan doesn’t have to tempt us to do bad things. He can accomplish much of his objective by distracting us with many acceptable things, thus keeping us from accomplishing the essential ones. We need to frustrate that distraction by identifying what is critically important in our lives. We must give the cream of our effort to accomplish those things. Where there is limited time or resources, this pattern may require that some good activities must be set aside.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by richardkmiller in effort focus time good bad best distraction better 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This long-suffering love changes everything. As the Savior promised, it makes all things new (see Revelation 21:5). No other power calls forth love instead of resistance, changes the heart (see Alma 5:7 9), and actually makes things better rather than worse. Through His gentle example, by the voice of His Spirit, and in the faces of His children, it awakens us to life. For if we heed its invitation, we are stopped short in our arrogance or self-pity or distraction. We are humbled in our pride or anger or selfishness. Simple humility softens pride and may even redeem it.
Author: C. TERRY WARNER, Source: Honest, Simple, Solid, True. devotional address 16 January 199...Saved by mlsscaress in life selfish change example love humility arrogance holyghost new awaken heed better longsuffering 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses much more than avoiding, overcoming, and being cleansed from sin and the bad influences in our lives; it also essentially entails doing good, being good, and becoming better. Repenting of our sins and seeking forgiveness are spiritually necessary, and we must always do so. But remission of sin is not the only or even the ultimate purpose of the gospel. To have our hearts changed by the Holy Spirit such that “we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually” (Mosiah 5:2), as did King Benjamin’s people, is the covenant responsibility we have accepted. This mighty change is not simply the result of working harder or developing greater individual discipline. Rather, it is the consequence of a fundamental change in our desires, our motives, and our natures made possible through the Atonement of Christ the Lord. Our spiritual purpose is to overcome both sin and the desire to sin, both the taint and the tyranny of sin. Prophets throughout the ages have emphasized the dual requirements of (1) avoiding and overcoming bad and (2) doing good and becoming better.

Author: Elder David A. Bednar, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-775-29,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in tyranny progress nature sin change desires heart holyghost atonement grace new becoming motives better taint 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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