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As you live up to this mission, in whatever life circumstance you find yourself—as a wife, as a mother, as a single mother, as a divorced woman, as a widowed or a single woman—the Lord our God will open up responsibilities and blessings far beyond your ability to imagine.

May I invite you to rise to the great potential within you. But don’t reach beyond your capacity. Don’t set goals beyond your capacity to achieve. Don’t feel guilty or dwell on thoughts of failure. Don’t compare yourself with others. Do the best you can, and the Lord will provide the rest. Have faith and confidence in Him, and you will see miracles happen in your life and the lives of your loved ones. The virtue of your own life will be a light to those who sit in darkness, because you are a living witness of the fulness of the gospel (see D&C 45:28). Wherever you have been planted on this beautiful but often troubled earth of ours, you can be the one to “succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees” (D&C 81:5).

My dear sisters, as you live your daily life with all its blessings and challenges, let me assure you that the Lord loves you. He knows you. He listens to your prayers, and He answers those prayers, wherever on this world you may be. He wants you to succeed in this life and in eternity.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=20f31a...Saved by mlsscaress in virtue potential circumstances faith blessings light confidence mission miracles capacity fullness succor responsibilities lift strengthen his rise 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Dear Missionaries:

Once I heard a speaker tell the following story:  A certain woman had long wanted to take a cruise and had saved her money to that end.  Finally the day came when she was able to purchase a ticket for the much desired voyage.

As she carefully planned for the trip, she said to herself, ”Of course it would be wonderful to eat in the dining room of the boat.  I won’t have money enough to eat all meals there, but I can take some cheese and cracker along for the first part of the trip, and then I can go to the dining room for the last meal.  I’ll have money enough for one meal on the boat.”

In high spirits the good woman set out for the thrilling experience of her first water trip.  At mealtime, after wistfully watching the other passengers file into the dining room, she would go off into some corner and eat her cheese and crackers, trying all the while not to be envious.

Then the last day arrived, and time for the final meal aboard ship.  She went in with the other passengers “to eat in style,” as she put it.

It was one of life’s big moments for her, and she lingered long to enjoy it.  When she has at last finished the meal, she sat patiently waiting for her check, but when none was presented to her, she beckoned the waiter and asked for it.

“Let me see your ticket, madam” said the waiter, and when she handed it to him, he gave it back with, “Madam, all your meals were included in the price of the ticket.”

Of that woman, without hesitation, we say:  Why didn’t she look at her ticket? Or why didn’t some other passenger tell her she could eat on the boat?”  But of ourselves what do we say?

Are we not all passengers on God’s big universal ocean liner?  In our ignorance of what our ticket includes, do we, like the woman in the story, eat “cheese and crackers”?

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Author: Emma Bown, Source: World Wide SupportSaved by dyejo in right mission cheese privileges cruise crackers 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Our mission in life, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, must be a mission of saving. . . .

If we are to build that Zion of which the prophets have spoken and of which the Lord has given mighty promise, we must set aside our consuming selfishness. We must rise above our love for comfort and ease, and in the very process of effort and struggle, even in our extremity, we shall become better acquainted with our God.

Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist mission zion selfless personalministry 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If I were to ask you about the mission of the Church, I hope you would not say it is to proclaim the gospel and redeem the dead and perfect the Saints. That is not the mission of the Church. The mission of the Church is to invite all to come unto Christ. There is a perfect alignment between the central message and the invitation of the Book of Mormon and the overarching mission of the Church. We perform the work of inviting all to come unto Christ in three major arenas. If we are inviting those who have not yet received the ordinance of baptism to come unto Christ, we are proclaiming the gospel. If we are inviting those to come unto Christ who have already received the ordinance of baptism, we are laboring to perfect the Saints. And if we are assisting those who have passed through the veil to come unto Christ, we are redeeming the dead. There is only one work: inviting all to come unto Christ.
Author: Elder David A. Bednar, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/transcripts/religionsymposiu...Saved by mlsscaress in christ focus mission message invitation 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The three basic purposes of the Church should consume our efforts until the end of our mortal lives. There's not much place in the Lord's kingdom for "retirement." In fact, the idea of retirement is, in my opinion, a sick, secular notion. We may retire from an occupation, but we retire to serve missions on both sides of the veil. If we study the literature in the field of stress, we find that the key to staying healthy and vibrant is to stay involved in meaningful projects that continually excite and energize us. Such projects actually retard the degenerative forces in the body and strengthen the immune system; they can literally give us ten or more years of life. I think that's one reason why many of the General Authorities are so active at an advanced age. Since life is not a career but a mission, there's no better retirement concept than the gospel: the work goes on, we're in a constant learning mode, and we continue to grow to the very end of our lives. Every person has enormouse capacity, and we must not lose our opportunity to contribute as we get older.

Author: Stphen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, p. 182Saved by cboyack in life goal mission career retirement 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Understanding what we can of the Atonement and the Resurrection of Christ helps us to obtain a knowledge of Him and of His mission. Any increase in our understanding of His atoning sacrifice draws us closer to Him.
Author: Elder James E. Faust, Source: The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope, Liahona, Jan 2002, 19–22. ht...Saved by mlsscaress in resurrection knowledge understanding mission atonement unite 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As a rule, leadership does not rest easily on young or inexperienced shoulders and human nature being what it is, young Joseph was manifesting the typical bravado of a boy his age who knows he is just coming into his own. Therefore, the telling ot these dreams was not so much an exhibition of boasting as it was a manifestation of the rich and exultant feelings which come to a youth when he suddenly realizes that he has a mission in life and a role to fill. He probably thought his family would be pelaed to know of these prophecies of his future leadership. But his brothers were bitter at what appeard to be a most preposteous presumption. This last dream even shocked Jacob. The scriputre says his "father rebuked him"
Author: W. Cleon Skousen, Source: The Third Thousand Years, p.73-74Saved by mlsscaress in leadership mission Jacob genesis37 joseph youth 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I wish to make this request: that the Elders who return from missions consider themselves just as much on a mission here as in England or in any other part of the world... We frequently call the brethren to go on missions to preach the gospel, and they will go and labor as faithfully as men can do, fervent in spirit, in prayer, in laying on hands, in preaching to and teaching the people how to be saved. In a few years they come home, and throwing off their coats and hats will say, Religion, stand aside, I am going to work now to get something for myself and my family. This is folly in the extreme. When a man returns from a mission where he has been preaching the Gospel he ought to be just as ready to come to this pulpit to preach as if he were in England, France, Germany, or on the islands of the sea. And when he has been at home a week, a month, a year, or ten years, the spirit of preaching and the spirit of the gospel ought to be within him like a river flowing forth to the people in good words, teachings, precepts, and examples. If this is not the case he does not fill his mission.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 328-329Saved by cboyack in responsibility missionary preach mission rm 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Decide which decisions you only have to make once and then make them.... Decide right now. You can do that with morality, the Word of Wisdom, temple marriage, a mission, and with a whole list of other important principles of the gospel. Then you don’t have to keep fighting yourself every time a new challenge or opportunity comes up.
Author: Kieth Merrill, Source: Kieth Merrill, “Deciding about Decisions,” New Era, Jun 1976, 11Saved by gospelcougar in obedience obey chastity decide mission wordofwisdom 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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