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Each of you who really wants to endure to the glorious end that our Heavenly Father has foreseen should firmly establish some personal priorities. With many interests competing for your loyalty, you need to be careful first to stay safely “on the boat.” No one can serve two masters. If Satan can get you to love anything—fun, flirtation, fame, or fortune—more than a spouse or the Lord with whom you have made sacred covenants to endure, the adversary begins to triumph. When faced with such temptations, you will find that strength comes from commitments made well in advance. The Lord said, “Settle this in your hearts, that ye will do the things which I shall teach, and command you.” He declared through His prophet Jeremiah, “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”


When priorities are proper, the power to endure is increased. And when internalized, those priorities will help keep you from “going overboard.” They will protect you from cheating—in marriage, in the Church, and in life.


If you really want to be like the Lord—more than any thing or anyone else—you will remember that your adoration of Jesus is best shown by your emulation of Him. Then you will not allow any other love to become more important than love for your companion, your family, and your Creator. You will govern yourself not by someone else’s set of rules but by revealed principles of truth.

Author: Elder Russell M. Nelson, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1997.h...Saved by mlsscaress in church truth revelation priorities life loyalty protection savior marriage adoration principles covenants commitments interests adversary emulation 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Stated simply, charity means subordinating our interests and needs to those of others, as the Savior has done for all of us. The Apostle Paul wrote that of faith, hope, and charity, “the greatest of these is charity” (1 Cor. 13:13), and Moroni wrote that “except ye have charity ye can in nowise be saved in the kingdom of God” (Moro. 10:21). I believe that selfless service is a distinctive part of the gospel. As President Spencer W. Kimball said, welfare service “is not a program, but the essence of the gospel. It is the gospel in action.

Author: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1991.h...Saved by mlsscaress in action gospel charity needs selfless interests 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Blogs are interesting because they are honest windows into other people's interests and passions. As it turns out, the world is full of fascinating, extremely smart people. The opportunity to learn what motivates, interests and excites them-- professionally or personally-- is invaluable. And often in a purely practical sense. I've found an answer to a Google query in a blog entry more than once.
Author: Jeff Atwood, Source: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000297.htmlSaved by mlsscaress in learn passion blogging perspective writing community understand people answers interests 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: CR, April 1988, 3; or "The Great Commandment--Love the Lord," ...Saved by mlsscaress in priorities love direction time simplify affection interests 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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