Hastening the work…

“Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said, “For me, the missionary purpose captures the majesty of the work and glory of God (see Moses 1:39).  What endeavor is more magnificent than bringing the children of God to ultimate salvation through the grace of their Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ?  Remember that our missionary purpose …

Follow the Prophet

“The wisdom of God oft times appears as foolishness to men.  But the greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and His children obey, they will always be right. It has been said that history turns on small hinges, and so do our lives.  Decisions determine destiny.  But we are not left unaided in …

How do we know?

“We are given further light and knowledge line upon line, precept upon precept.  The Lord will never give us more than we can handle or than what is for our greater good.  This applies to trials as well as insight and knowledge.  He seeks to do only that which is for our greater eternal welfare. So how do we purify …

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.

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 …

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 …