quotes tagged with 'life', page 9

From such teachings we conclude that the Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil acts—what we have done. It is an acknowledgment of the final effect of our acts and thoughts—what we have become. It is not enough for anyone just to go through the motions. The commandments, ordinances, and covenants of the gospel are not a list of deposits required to be made in some heavenly account. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan that shows us how to become what our Heavenly Father desires us to become.
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/2000.h...Saved by davejames99 in life obey 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So, the great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life. It is not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage. And the tragedy of life is to fail in that test and so fail to qualify to return in glory to our heavenly home

Author: Henry B. Eyring, Source: "Spiritual Preparedness: Start Early and Be Steady," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 37-38Saved by davejames99 in life adversity obey 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father loves us--even with all our flaws! His love is such that even should we give up on ourselves, He never will.

We see ourselves in terms of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees us in terms of forever. Although we might settle for less, Heavenly Father won't, for He sees us as the glorious beings we are capable of becoming.

Author: Joseph B Wirthlin, Source: "The Great Commandment," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 29 30Saved by davejames99 in god life love 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We knew before we were born that we were coming to the earth for bodies and experience and that we would have joys and sorrows, pain and comforts, ease and hardships, health and sickness, successes and disappointments; and we knew also that we would die. We accepted all these eventualities with a glad heart eager to accept both the favorable and unfavorable. … We were willing to come and take life as it came

Author: Spencer W. Kimball , Source: “Tragedy or Destiny,” Improvement Era, Mar. 1966, 217Saved by davejames99 in life adversity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Pondering takes our thoughts from the trivial things of this world and brings us closer to the gentle, guiding hand of our Maker as we heed the “still small voice” of the Holy Ghost (see 1 Kgs. 19:12; 1 Ne. 17:45; D&C 85:6). In the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord spoke to David Whitmer: “Your mind has been on the things of the earth more than on the things of … your Maker … ; you have not given heed unto my Spirit” (D&C 30:2).

Pondering the things of the Lord—His word, His teachings, His commandments, His life, His love, the gifts He has given us, His Atonement for us—brings about a tremendous feeling of gratitude for our Savior and for the life and blessings He has given us.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales, Source: “Healing Soul and Body,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 14. http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in life blessings gratitude savior holyghost atonement ponder heed clearthinking 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of--throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, 174; book 4, chapter 9, paragraph 10Saved by davejames99 in god life cslewis adversity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Your lives, your friendships, your marriages, your families, your neighbors and coworkers currently constitute the sample of humanity which God has given you. We are each other’s clinical material, and we make a mistake when we disregard that sober fact.........These special moments—one-on-one, in small groups, in corridors, hallways, or wherever—do something so subtle that we are scarcely aware that it is happening. Yet these help to further define our relationships with the Lord and with each other. It is often the one-liners that come from these special moments which have such a long shelf life and which help us long after the dispersal of those friends has occurred.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “Jesus, the Perfect Mentor,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 8Saved by davejames99 in life family friends 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“But all things must come to pass in their time” (D&C 64:32). Though tersely expressed, this insight is profoundly and reassuringly important to each of us personally. In the midst of today and the here and now, you and I may not see the marvelous pattern and divine design in our lives. One day as we look back, the pattern and the mosaic will be much more clear. For now, we are to have faith not only in the Lord and His overall macro-timetable but also in His timetable for each of us individually! In order for us to have that kind of faith and not be unnecessarily bruised and battered, we must allow, more than we do now, for the fact that the Lord’s timetable must take into account: (1) our agency and the agency of others, (2) His merciful long-suffering that He extends to us, and (3) the need for Christ to hold all things together.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “Jesus, the Perfect Mentor,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 8Saved by davejames99 in god life patience 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We must look carefully, therefore, not only at life’s large defining moments but also at the seemingly small moments. Even small acts and brief conversations count, if only incrementally, in the constant shaping of souls, in the strategic swirl of people and principles and tactical situations.

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “The Pathway of Discipleship,” Ensign, Sept. 1998, 7Saved by davejames99 in life small 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Moments are the molecules that make up eternity!

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: “The Tugs and Pulls of the World,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 35Saved by davejames99 in life eternity moments 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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