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The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. Qualifying for the Lord’s Spirit begins with a desire for that Spirit and implies a certain degree of worthiness. Keeping the commandments, repenting, and renewing covenants made at baptism lead to the blessing of always having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Making and keeping temple covenants also adds spiritual strength and power to a woman’s life. Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord’s Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas.

Author: Julie B. Beck Relief Society General President, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-3,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in power bigpicture strength scriptures temple desire obey holyghost worthiness covenants renew repent record impressions act insight qualify daily receive personalrevelation accumulate 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Common Sense, 1776Saved by elb1179 in power renew 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I believe in a system of some kind for self-education. It doesn't have to be formal classes or courses. It may be an informal discussion group or a well-conceived reading program. But without some system or external discipline, most adults tend to give up after a good start on something and fall back into old ways.

Is the gaining of knowledge the main purpose of continued education? I don't believe so. The knowledge explosion is so vast and so rapid, no one, giving all his time, could keep up. If it's not knowledge, what then is it? To keep intellectually alive, to renew ourselves, to learn how to learn, how to adapt, how to change, what not to change.

We must develop a felling and competence within that we can "make a go of it" in any situation, regardless of what happens. One main source of this confidence is continuing education. 

Author: Stephen R. Covey , Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, pp.86-87Saved by mlsscaress in education change discipline knowledge learn renew competence adapt intellectuallyalive 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
My dear brothers and sisters, when pain, tests, and trials come in life, draw near to the Savior. “Wait upon the Lord, … look for him” (Isa. 8:17; 2 Ne. 18:17). “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isa. 40:31). Healing comes in the Lord’s time and the Lord’s way; be patient.

Our Savior waits for us to come to Him through our scripture study, pondering, and prayer to our Heavenly Father. Great blessings and lessons come from overcoming adversity. As we are strengthened and healed, we can then lift and strengthen others with our faith. May we be instruments in the Lord’s hands in blessing the lives of those in pain. I give you my testimony that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ and that He waits for us to come to Him to give us counsel and compassionate caring.
Author: Elder Robert D. Hales, Source: “Healing Soul and Body,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 14. http://www.lds....Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist compassion counsel patience savior prayer instrument scripture blessing ponder renew lessons caring strengthen heal near 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If there had been no fall, there would have been no need for the Atonement…right?
“The answer is linked to our strong belief that the Fall is one of the ‘three pillars of eternity’ and that it has a vital place in the program of God.” (Bruce R. McConkie. P. 27, Three Pillars of Eternity)
“To put it simply, the Atonement does more than fix the mistakes. It does more than balance the scales. It even does more than forgive our sins. It rehabilitates, regenerate, renews and transforms human nature. Christ makes us better, worlds better, than we would have been had there been no fall.”
Author: Robert Millet, Source: Grace Works. 2003. pp113-114Saved by mlsscaress in progress christ improvement atonement thefall renew 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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