quotes tagged with 'gifts'

When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything You gave me.”

Author: Erma Bombeck, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in ability talent passion gifts story RVL intense ermabombeck 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The message of this season that is applicable throughout the year lies not in the receiving of earthly presents and treasures but in the forsaking of selfishness and greed and in going forward, seeking and enjoying the gifts of the Spirit, which Paul said are 'love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Author: James E. Faust, Source: "A Christmas with No Presents", Ensign, Dec. 2001, 6Saved by ragogoni in spirit gifts 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When I was a little girl, I often experienced serious illness. My father was always willing and worthy to use the priesthood power he held to bless me. But I have also felt that my mother's special gifts contributed to my healing. She was truly gifted in her ability to minister to my needs and help me get well. Her great faith that the Lord would lead her to answers about medical treatment was a comfort to me. How blessed I was to have two parents who lovingly used their spiritual gifts.


President Wilford Woodruff said that "it is the privilege of every man and woman in this kingdom to enjoy the spirit of prophecy, which is the Spirit of God; and to the faithful it reveals such things as are necessary for their comfort and consolation, and to guide them in their daily duties."

Author: Julie B. Beck , Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-602-3,0...Saved by mlsscaress in priesthood faith love effort guidance comfort gifts capacity spirituality stewardship fulfill duities 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Some men are willing to die for their faith but will not fully live for it. Christ both lived and died for us. By walking in his steps and through his atonement we can gain the greatest gift of all--eternal life--which is that kind of life of the great Eternal One, our Father in heaven."

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "Jesus Christ--Gifts and Expectations, Byu Devotional", 10 December 1974Saved by dyejo in gifts expectations byu devotional and 10 december 1974 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"God has given us many gifts, much diversity, and many differences, but the essential thing is what we know about each other--that we are all his children. Our challenge as members of the Church is for all of us to learn from each other, that we may all love each other and grow together."

Author: Cheiko M. Okazaki, Source: Ensign, May 1996, Page 13Saved by dyejo in children learn gifts diversity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Let me be clear: We're an incredibly arrogant band and we believe in ourselves above all others. But we also acknowledge that there's no way we can take credit for where we are. I didn't design my larynx, if you want to go right back to Square 1. ... So we work very hard to capitalize and validate what we've been given. Because we have been given it. It's not graciousness, it's just honesty." --on the success of his band

Author: Chris Martin (Coldplay), Source: Filter Magazine, Issue No. 16, circa July 2005Saved by bhquoty in blessings talent gifts maximizing 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Some less-conspicuous gifts include the gift of asking; the gift of listening; the gift of hearing and using a still, small voice; … the gift of avoiding contention; the gift of being agreeable; … the gift of seeking that which is righteous; the gift of not passing judgment; the gift of looking to God for guidance; the gift of being a disciple; the gift of caring for others; the gift of being able to ponder; the gift of offering prayer; the gift of bearing a mighty testimony; and the gift of receiving the Holy Ghost.

Author: Elder Marvin J. Ashton, Source: Ensign, Nov. 1987, 20Saved by mlsscaress in gifts hidden notice obscure 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater, 
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase; 
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy, 
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace. 

When we have exhausted our store of endurance, 
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done, 
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources 
Our Father's full giving is only begun. 

His love has not limits, His grace has no measure, 
His power no boundary known unto men; 
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus 
He giveth, and giveth and giveth again. 

Author: Annie Johnson Flint , Source: "He Giveth More Grace"Saved by jarvie in god blessings grace jesus trials gifts burdens bkp 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson , Source: http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/3903Saved by bluesfreak in charity gifts openness selfless 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Feminity is part of your inner beauty"


I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the “highest place of honor” in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty. One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.

Author: President James E. Faust, Source: lds.org (http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2...Saved by mlsscaress in strength influence creative humanity love service womanhood grace grace talents gifts capacity goodness spirituality sensitivity divinity dignity beauty unique gentle precious femininity delicacy radiance charm 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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