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Brothers and sisters, the gospel of the Savior is not simply about avoiding bad in our lives; it also is essentially about doing and becoming good. And the Atonement provides help for us to overcome and avoid bad and to do and become good. There is help from the Savior for the entire journey of life--from bad to good to better and to change our very nature.

I am not trying to suggest that the redeeming and enabling powers of the Atonement are separate and discrete. Rather, these two dimensions of the Atonement are connected and complementary; they both need to be operational during all phases of the journey of life. And it is eternally important for all of us to recognize that both of these essential elements of the journey of life--both putting off the natural man and becoming a saint, both overcoming bad and becoming good--are accomplished through the power of the Atonement. Individual willpower, personal determination and motivation, and effective planning and goal setting are necessary but ultimately insufficient to triumphantly complete this mortal journey. Truly we must come to rely upon "the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah" (2 Nephi 2:8).
Author: DAVID A. BEDNAR, Source: "In the Strength of the Lord", http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/...Saved by mlsscaress in nature change atonement grace mercy overcome becoming rely essential ebable compliementry dimensions 2Nephi 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...the ordinance or institution of offering blood in sacrifice was only designed to be performed till Christ was offered up and shed His blood—as said before—that man might look forward in faith to that time. …

That the offering of sacrifice was only to point the mind forward to Christ, we infer from these remarkable words of Jesus to the Jews: ‘Your Father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad’ [John 8:56]. So, then, because the ancients offered sacrifice it did not hinder their hearing the Gospel; but served, as we said before, to open their eyes, and enable them to look forward to the time of the coming of the Savior, and rejoice in His redemption. … We conclude that whenever the Lord revealed Himself to men in ancient days, and commanded them to offer sacrifice to Him, that it was done that they might look forward in faith to the time of His coming, and rely upon the power of that atonement for a remission of their sins. And this they have done, thousands who have gone before us, whose garments are spotless, and who are, like Job, waiting with an assurance like his, that they will see Him in the latter day upon the earth, even in their flesh [see Job 19:25–26].

We may conclude, that though there were different dispensations, yet all things which God communicated to His people were calculated to draw their minds to the great object, and to teach them to rely upon God alone as the author of their salvation, as contained in His law.
Author: “The Elders of the Church in Kirtland, to Their Brethren Abroad,” Jan. 22, 1834, Source: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, (2007),45...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice faith jesuschrist salvation mind law teach remission atonement communicate rely reveal calculate draw 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Rely on the Lord. I haven't a clue what the best thing looks like. But the Lord will help us identify these things. They will come all over the place in different situations - in our vocations, in social situations, in our schooling, in our church service; if we pray and ask the Lord will help us to see.

“And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it” (Isaiah 30:20–21).
Author: Kara Russen - BYU 41st stake member, Source: Stake Conference - Sat Session - 3, Nov 2007, Provo TabernacleSaved by mlsscaress in faith best see rely identify visual 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Sometimes we view life as a buffet, I'll have some of this and some of that and we fill our plates to over capacity. Sometimes we're not even sure what we're experiencing because we're trying so many things out and we end up feeling empty. In our frantic effort we may end up missing the whole concept. We should organize ourselves and take steps in the following three areas:
1- Identify limiters
2- Be willing to trade up- get rid of that which is good for what is ultimately better
3- Rely on the Lord
Author: Kara Russen - BYU 41st stake member, Source: Stake Conference - Sat Session - 3, Nov 2007, Provo TabernacleSaved by mlsscaress in faith experience capacity empty buffet limiters tradeup rely frantic 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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