quotes tagged with 'faith', page 8

Those who talk of blind obedience may appear to know many things, but they do not understand the doctrines of the gospel. There is an obedience that comes from a knowledge of the truth that transcends any external form of control. We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see.

Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: Ensign, May 1983, p.66Saved by rpage in freedom obedience faith 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Lord has made it very clear that we do not have to serve Him, but if we seek the blessings of righteousness, we will serve Him, and there is no peace nor happiness, no joy, nor satisfaction, nor freedom in any other course. Let our love extend, and our righteousness increase, for our own sakes and for those who depend upon us.

Author: Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., Source: The Way to Perfection, p. 185Saved by rpage in freedom faith service 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“You know it is a wonderful thing to be faithful, but a much greater thing to be both faithful and competent. There is no particular virtue in being uninformed, certainly no virtue in ignorance. When young people can acquire the skills, the techniques, and the knowledge of these times, and along with it have a spiritual commitment and a solid faith and cleanliness of life, there is nothing that you cannot achieve, nothing in righteousness, or in reason.”

Author: Richard L. Evans, Source: (From an address given to the young people at the Northwest Inland Division Gathered for Zion’s Camp, 15 October 1971)Saved by bhquoty in education faith 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we seek inspiration to help make decisions, the Lord gives gentle promptings. These require us to think, to exercise faith, to work, to struggle at times, and to act. Seldom does the whole answer to a decisively important matter or complex problem come all at once. More often, it comes a piece at a time, without the end in sight.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1989, 40Saved by mlsscaress in revelation inspiration faith process work think holyghost struggle seek gentle whisper 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The tithe-payer establishes communion with the Lord. This is the happiest reward. Obedience to the law of tithing, as to any other law, brings a deep, inward joy, a satisfaction and understanding that can be won in no other way. Man becomes in a real sense a partner, albeit a humble one, with the Lord in the tremendous, eternal program laid out for human salvation. The principles of truth become clearer of comprehension; the living of them easier of accomplishment. A new nearness is established between man and his Maker. Prayer becomes easier. Doubt retreats; faith advances; certainty and courage buoy up the soul. The spiritual sense is sharpened; the eternal voice is heard more clearly. Man becomes more like his Father in Heaven.

Author: Elder John A. Widtsoe of the Quorum of the Twelve, Source: Deseret News, 16 May 1936, Church Section, 5Saved by mlsscaress in happiness faith tithing salvation satisfaction courage emulate understanding joy prayer communion clarity partner certainty 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not trade your birthright as a mother for some bauble of passing value. Let your first interest be in your home. The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and the sunset of the rushing days. I hope that when that occurs you will not be led to exclaim as did King Lear, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” (King Lear, I, iv, 312). Rather, I hope that you will have every reason to be proud concerning your children, to have love for them, to have faith in them, to see them grow in righteousness and virtue before the Lord, to see them become useful and productive members of society. If with all you have done there is an occasional failure, you can still say, “At least I did the very best of which I was capable. I tried as hard as I knew how. I let nothing stand in the way of my role as a mother.” Failures will be few under such circumstances.

Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in virtue faith value love motherhood teach righteousness home interest priority 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Holiness is the strength of the soul. It comes by faith and through obedience to God's laws and ordinances. God then purifies the heart by faith, and the heart becomes purged from that which is profane and unworthy. When holiness is achieved by conforming to God's will, one knows intuitively that which is wrong and that which is right before the Lord. Holiness speaks when there is silence, encouraging that which is good or reproving that which is wrong."
Author: James E. Faust, Source: "Standing in Holy Places," Ensign, May 2005, 62Saved by dyejo in faith purity holiness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

(In Mark 9) This is one of the greatest New Testament accounts we have probing the complexity of faith and the degrees one experiences in its development. The man's inital faith, by his own admission, is limited. But he has some faith. He did, after all, approach the disciples but, of course, met dissapointment there. With whatever remaining faith he has, he turns to Jesus and says, "If thou canst do any thing," please help us, hoping perhaps Jeus might be able to succeed where all others have failed.


Christ, ever the teacher, seizes on the man's very language and limited faith and turns it back on him "If thou canst believe," Christ says, "all things are possible to him that believeth." In that very instant, in the length of time it takes to have that two-sentence exchange, this man's understanding begins to be enlightened. The look in the Savior's eye or he tone of His voice or the majesty of His bearing or simily the words He spoke -something touches this man spiritually and an inexorable change begins. Up to that moment he had thought that everything depended on others -doctors, soothsayers, priests, the disciples, or, here at the very last, Jesus. Only now, in this exchange, does he grasp that a great deal of the answer to his quest rests upon his own shoulders, or, more accurately, in his own soul.

Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: address given at Chapman Univeristy, April 26th, 2005. Recorded in the book: Broken Things to Mend, p. 139Saved by mlsscaress in development remember faith positive responsibility teach do ask succeed assert degrees belive solve expereince mark9 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine."
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "Words of the Prophet: The Spirit of Optimism", New Era, July 2001, 4Saved by dyejo in happiness faith optimism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"If we daily exercise faith, meekness, charity, and lowliness in heart, confessing that Jesus is the Christ, and accepting His Atonement, we will be blessed with the strength and hope to face and overcome the trials and pains of this life."
Author: Adhemar Damiani, Source: "Be of Good Cheer and Faithful in Adversity", Ensign, May 2005, 94Saved by dyejo in faith strength hope charity trials overcome meekness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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