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Developing Christlike attributes in our lives is not an easy task, especially when we move away from generalities and abstractions and begin to deal with real life. The test comes in practicing what we proclaim. The reality check comes when Christlike attributes need to become visible in our lives—as husband or wife, as father or mother, as son or daughter, in our friendships, in our employment, in our business, and in our recreation. We can recognize our growth, as can those around us, as we gradually increase our capacity to "act in all holiness before [Him]" (D&C 43:9).
Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: Christlike Attributes—the Wind beneath Our Wings, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in christlike mother growth father reality capacity relationships visible holiness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The scriptures describe a number of Christlike attributes we need to develop during the course of our lives. They include knowledge and humility, charity and love, obedience and diligence, faith and hope. These personal character qualities stand independent of the organizational status of our Church unit, our economic circumstances, our family situation, culture, race, or language. Christlike attributes are gifts from God. They cannot be developed without His help. The one help we all need is given to us freely through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Having faith in Jesus Christ and in His Atonement means relying completely on Him—trusting in His infinite power, intelligence, and love. Christlike attributes come into our lives as we exercise our agency righteously. Faith in Jesus Christ leads to action. When we have faith in Christ, we trust the Lord enough to follow His commandments—even when we do not completely understand the reasons for them. In seeking to become more like the Savior, we need to reevaluate our lives regularly and rely, through the path of true repentance, upon the merits of Jesus Christ and the blessings of His Atonement.

Developing Christlike attributes can be a painful process. We need to be ready to accept direction and correction from the Lord and His servants. This worldwide conference with its music and spoken word offers spiritual power, direction, and blessings "from on high" (D&C 43:16)....

By becoming more like the Savior, we will grow in our ability to "abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost" (Romans 15:13). We will "lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better" (D&C 25:10).
Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: Christlike Attributes—the Wind beneath Our Wings, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in obedience faith knowledge love hope humility direction diligence christlike holyghost charity correction atonement gifts generalconference 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The cultivation of Christlike qualities is a demanding and relentless task—it is not for the seasonal worker or for those who will not stretch themselves, again and again.
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: "Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters," Ensign, Nov. 1978, 105.Saved by mlsscaress in optimism effort christlike perserverance constant 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
These scriptural virtues are intertwined, interactive, and interdependent. We are to be:
1. Meek and humble--not self-concerned, dismissive, proud, seeking ascendancy. Blessed are the meek because they are not easily offended. Besides, those who "shine as lights in the world" have no need to seek the spotlight! (See Philippians 2:15.) The world's spotlights are not only fleeting, but they employ inferior light!
2. Patient--not hectic, hurried, pushy.
3. Full of love--not demanding, dominating, manipulative, condescending, or harsh.
4. Gentle--not coarse, brusque, and vindictive.
5. Easily entreated--not unapproachable, inaccessible, and nonlistening.
6. Long-suffering--not impatient, disinterested, curt, easily offended. There are so many people in the Church, brothers and sisters, waiting to be offended. And it doesn't take long. If one has a chip on his or her shoulder, you can't make it through the foyer, so to speak, without getting it knocked off.
7. Submissive to God--not resistant to the Spirit, counsel, and life's lessons.
8. Temperate (self-restrained)--not egoistic, eager for attention and recognition, or too talkative. In your life and mine, the great moments of commendation and correction have come usually in one-liners.
9. Merciful--not judgmental and unforgiving. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall know the caress of causality as their forgiving mercy restores others to wholeness! Though God is perfected in the attributes of justice and mercy, we read that, finally, "Mercy overpowereth justice" (Alma 34:15).
10. Gracious--not tactless, easily irritated, ungenerous.
11. Holy--not worldly.
Author: Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7068Saved by richardkmiller in christlike attributes 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As we apply that principle "If Christ had my opportunities, what would He do?" our decisions in life will be Christ-centered.
Author: Paul K. Sybrowsky, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-559-12,...Saved by richardkmiller in jesuschrist example christlike 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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