Words to Live By

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“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely. ... He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.”
~Dieter F Uchtdorf

 “When we have sampled much and have wandered far and have seen how fleeting and sometimes superficial a lot of the world is, our gratitude grows for the privilege of being part of something we can count on—home and family and the loyalty of loved ones. We come to know what it means to be bound together by duty, by respect, by belonging. We learn that nothing can fully take the place of the blessed relationship of family life.”
~Thomas S Monson

 “If we constantly focus only on the stones in our mortal path, we will
almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by the
loving Father who outlined our journey. Each day can bring more joy
than sorrow when our mortal and spiritual eyes are open to God's
goodness. Joy in the gospel is not something that begins only in the
next life. It is our privilege now, this very day. We must never allow
our burdens to obscure our blessings. There will always be more
blessings than burdens--even if some days it doesn't seem so. Jesus
said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it
more abundantly." Enjoy those blessings right now. They are yours and
always will be.”
~Jeffrey R Holland

 “The scriptures are like a written “recording” of the “voice” of the Lord—a voice we feel in our hearts more than we hear with our ears. As we study the written word of God, we learn to hear His voice in the words we read. As we return repeatedly to the holy scriptures, we gain experience and confidence in hearing and feeling His voice.

Five basic principles can help us learn more effectively from our personal scripture study.

1. Pray for understanding and invite the help of the Holy Ghost.
Begin scripture study with prayer.
Ask for understanding as you study.
Express gratitude as you conclude.

2. Work.
Pay the price of regular and diligent study.

3. Be consistent.
Set aside a specific and scheduled time each day.

4. Ponder.
Think about the truths, experiences, and lessons in the scriptures.
Take time—pondering cannot be forced, hurried, or rushed.

5. Write down impressions, thoughts, and feelings.
Record what you learn, think, and feel.
Invite the Holy Ghost to continue instruction.”
~David A Bednar

"He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness."  
~Mother Theresa

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