On a number of occasions I have encouraged the Saints to keep personal journals and family records. I renew that admonition. We may think there is little of interest or importance in what we personally say or do--but it is remarkable how many of our families, as we pass on down the line, are interested in all that we do and all that we say. --Spencer W. Kimball
Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances. A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and compelling circumstances. It is worth great effort to organize the truth we gather to simple statements of principle. I have tried to do that with gaining spiritual knowledge. The result is now shared in hope that it will be a beginning place for your study. --Richard G. Scott
What a wonderful feeling of security it was to know I could call upon the Lord, that he was actually my Father in heaven, that he was interested in me, and that he could hear me and answer my prayers. This knowledge has always been a great source of comfort to me. It has given me confidence and strength when I needed it most, and the ability to choose and make with confidence decisions that I could not have made otherwise. --N. Eldon Tanner
King Benjamin seems to teach that becoming like a child is a gradual process of spiritual development in which we are aided by the Holy Ghost and our reliance on Christ's Atonement. Through this process, we will eventually acquire the childlike attributes of meekness, humility, patience, love, and spiritual submissiveness. True humility will inevitably lead us to say to God, "Thy will be done." And because what we are does affect what we do, our submissiveness will be reflected in our reverence, gratitude, and willingness to accept callings, counsel, and correction. --Marlin K. Jensen
From our testimony of the truth and importance of the restored gospel, we understand the value of what we have been given. From our love of God and our fellowmen, we acquire our desire to share that great gift with everyone. The intensity of our desire to share the gospel is a great indicator of the extent of our personal conversion. --Dallin H. Oaks
"The book of Job poses the universal question, 'If a man die, shall he live again?' (Job 14:14). The question of resurrection from the dead is a central subject of scripture, ancient and modern. The resurrection is a pillar of our faith. It adds meaning to our doctrine, motivation to our behavior, and hope for our future." --Dallin H. Oaks
The Atonement and the Resurrection accomplish many things. The Atonement cleanses us of sin on condition of our repentance. Repentance is the condition on which mercy is extended. After all we can do to pay to the uttermost farthing and make right our wrongs, the Savior's grace is activated in our lives through the Atonement, which purifies us and can perfect us. Christ's Resurrection overcame death and gave us the assurance of life after death. --James E. Faust
"If we teach and learn in the manner the Lord has prescribed, He will send his Spirit to edify and enlighten us as we do so." --Dallin H. Oaks In the 1831 revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith known as "the law of the Church," the Lord commanded, "If ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not...
After we experienced our spiritual birth, Heavenly Father counseled and corrected us, and we were instructed, enlightened, and edified in His holy presence. Now that we have experienced our physical birth in mortality, He desires to continue to communicate with us and to give us counsel and direction. He does this through personal revelation, which involves preparation, prayer, and promptings. Personal revelation is one of the greatest gifts and blessings we can receive. -- Elder L. Lionel Kendrick
May I suggest that many of us have lost sight of one of the most important reasons for our holding the priesthood. To be an effective teachers quorum president, elders quorum president, bishop, or counselor is important--we spend many hours in training these officers. To perform the vital priesthood ordinances is essential. But even more important than all these is the need to learn how to use the priesthood to bless our families and homes. --H. Burke Peterson
Let every man upon the face of the whole earth know that the glorious gospel of God is alive and well and prospering in this day. Let every living soul know that the little stone cut from the mountain without hands has begun to roll forth. Soon it will break in pieces all the kingdoms of men and fill the whole earth. -- Bruce R. McConkie
Many years ago when at the age of twelve I was ordained a deacon, my father, who was president of our stake, took me to my first stake priesthood meeting. In those days these meetings were held on a week night. I recall that we went to the Tenth Ward building in Salt Lake City, Utah. He walked up to the stand, and I sat on the back row, feeling a little alone and uncomfortable in that hall filled with strong men who had been ordained to the priesthood of God. --Gordon B. Hinckley
"In the eternal providences of Him whose work and glory it is to save his children, an immutable decree went forth in the beginning. The Eternal One swore, with his own voice and in his own name--with a certainty that is as firm as the pillars of heaven--that in the last days he would restore the fulness of his everlasting gospel." --Bruce R. McConkie
"May the Spirit of the Lord abide in your hearts, and in your homes, that people partaking of your radiation of honesty, integrity, uprightness, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ will be led to glorify our Father in Heaven." SHARING OUR LIGHT A s Latter-day Saints, we know that whatsoever...
"Man's chief concern in life should not be the acquiring of gold, or of fame, or of material possessions. It should not be the development of physical prowress, nor of intellectual strength, but his aim, the highest in life, should be the development of a Christ-like character." Even As I Am...