The Time is Now – Chap. 12 – “Troubles in Chicago”

Troubles in Chicago “As part of the troubles, I was shown that the day will come when the great city of Chicago will lie in ruin. I was shown that the seeds of wickedness and corruption which were long ago planted in that city will soon ripen and lead to its very destruction.  I was shown that civil unrest will …

Decisions before us…

President Thomas S. Monson has said, “Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed – the courage to say no, the courage to say yes.  Decisions do determine destiny.  I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead you to your goal: eternal life …

Faith…

“With faith in our Heavenly Father, we can have hope for the future, optimism in our present tasks, and inner peace.” —  President Ezra Taft Benson, “Living Joyfully in Troubled Times,” Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 4.

The Lord loves you!

The Lord loves you! He knows you by name.  He has not forgotten you. He has not abandoned you. You are His child and He wants to hear from you.  He wants you to be happy.  He knows the burdens you carry and the heartache you feel.  He loves you more than you could even imagine.  He has a plan …

Look to the condition of your finances

“I urge you, brethren, to look to the condition of your finances.  I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible.  Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage. This is part of the temporal gospel in which we believe.  May the Lord …

We walk by faith not by sight

” We walk by faith not by sight.” —  Corinthians 5:7 ” You may truly sense that God has something for you to accomplish in a certain area.  But if you aren’t vigilant, if you aren’t daily humbling yourself before Him, seeking His face, discerning His timing, operating under the Spirit’s control, you may push and shove and force your …

Are we prepared for the emergencies in our lives?

Thomas S. Monson:  Are we prepared for the emergencies in our lives?  Are our skills perfected? Do we live providently?  Do we have our reserve supply on hand?  Are we obedient to the commandments of God?  Are we responsive to the teachings of the prophets?  Are we prepared to give of our substance to the poor, the needy?  Are we …

If God is for us, who is against us?

If God is for us, who is against us? (Romans 8:31) ” I’m comforted when I realize that God is in sovereign control of all of life.  He not only knows the times and seasons; He is also Lord of the unexpected and the unpredictable.  Our times and our trials are in His hands.  Even when we feel embarrassed or …