quotes tagged with 'submission'

“Some find it easier to bend their knees than their minds. Exciting exploration is preferred to plodding implementation; speculation seems more fun than consecration, and so is trying to soften the hard doctrines instead of submitting to them. Worse still, by not obeying, these ... lack real knowing. Lacking real knowing, they cannot defend their faith and may become critics instead of defenders!”
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.famousquotes.com/search.php?search=1&FirstName=Neal...Saved by dyejo in submission apostasy Maxwell critics neal defenders knees 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We and God have business with each other. In opening ourselves to his influence, our deepest destiny is fulfilled.
Author: William James, Source: http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NGJlNWNmNzA5ZmZkYjR...Saved by richardkmiller in god submission destiny 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I am going to preach a hard doctrine to you now. The submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. It is a hard doctrine, but it is true. The many other things we give to God, however nice that may be of us, are actually things He has already given us, and He has loaned them to us. But when we begin to submit ourselves by letting our wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him. And that hard doctrine lies at the center of discipleship. There is a part of us that is ultimately sovereign, the mind and heart, where we really do decide which way to go and what to do. And when we submit to His will, then we’ve really given Him the one final thing He asks of us. And the other things are not very, very important. It is the only possession we have that we can give, and there is no lessening of our agency as a result. Instead, what we see is a flowering of our talents and more and more surges of joy. Submission to Him is the only form of submission that is completely safe.
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in sacrifice submission mind will heart discipleship 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Savior’s perfect submission to the Eternal Father is the very essence of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Christ’s example teaches us that a broken heart is an eternal attribute of godliness. When our hearts are broken, we are completely open to the Spirit of God and recognize our dependence on Him for all that we have and all that we are. The sacrifice so entailed is a sacrifice of pride in all its forms. Like malleable clay in the hands of a skilled potter, the brokenhearted can be molded and shaped in the hands of the Master.
Author: Bruce D. Porter, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by richardkmiller in sacrifice submission brokenheart contritespirit 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If you can bring yourselves, in your affections, your feelings, your passions, your desires, and all that you have in your organization, to submit to the hand of the Lord, to his providences, and acknowledge his hand in all things, and always be willing that he should dictate, though it should take your houses, your property, your wives and children, your parents, your lives, or anything else you have upon the earth, then you will be exactly right; and until you come to that point, you cannot be entirely right
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 5:351–52Saved by Doc in submission humility pride passions righteousness naturalman 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call "ourselves," to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be "good." We are all trying to let our mind and heart go their own way--centered on money or pleasure or ambition--and hoping, in spite of this, to behave honestly and chastely and humbly. And that is exactly what Christ warned us you could not do.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, 168; book 4, chapter 8, paragraph 7Saved by cboyack in submission self happiness jesuschrist 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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