Door 2 Door

A little piece of a talk I skimmed through. Find it here.

But we must have the desire to open the door, even if it shakes the very foundation of our past beliefs and way of life. And this applies to less-active members as well as those who are not yet members of the Church. I am reminded of the words of a hymn:

Know this, that ev’ry soul is free
To choose his life and what he’ll be;
For this eternal truth is giv’n:
That God will force no man to heav’n.
He’ll call, persuade, direct aright,
And bless with wisdom, love, and light,
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind. 4

Our Father in Heaven will never take away our agency. We must seek after or desire to know our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. There is a way by which all men can know whether or not the teachings of Jesus Christ are true. As Jesus answered the skeptics at the Feast of Tabernacles, He said, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” 5

Do You Love Him Enough To…

Obedience brings blessings. Jesus Christ is our perfect example of obedience.

There was a man once who said he was doing it strictly out of obedience, not out of love. He saw this because Christ asked that the cup be removed from him. He didn’t want to do it. My companion looked at him and said, “Have you ever done something for someone, even though you didn’t want to, because you loved them?”

Love should be the motivation behind our obedience. Do you love God enough to…

go to church on Sunday instead of watching the superbowl?

keep the word of wisdom?

live the law of chastity?

keep the ten commandments?

pray everyday?

I can promise you that when we show obedience to Heavenly Father, and we follow that example of Jesus Christ, that you will be blessed.

“As we walk in obedience to the principles and commandments of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “we enjoy a continual flow of blessings promised by God in His covenant with us. Those blessings provide the resources we need to act rather than simply be acted upon as we go through life. … Obedience gives us greater control over our lives, greater capacity to come and go, to work and create.”

❤ sister myers

His Judgement Should Be Judgement Enough

I want to describe a man to you, he was “a very wicked and an idolatrous man. And he was a man of many words, and did speak much flattery to the people; therefore he led many of the people to do after the manner of his iniquities. And he became a great hinderment to the prosperity of the church of God; stealing away the hearts of the people; causing much dissension among the people; giving a chance for the enemy of God to exercise his power over them.” (Mosiah 27:8-10) He is such a rotten person that he is later described as one of the “vilest of sinners.” (Mosiah 28:4)

Think about the feelings you have hearing the descriptions of that man, a man who was trying to destroy the church. A man who was wicked and idolatrous. Compare him to this man.

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All Things

Moroni chapter 7 Verse 45 says, “And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
My first thought on these verses was that all of those things are contrary to the natural man. The natural man definitely envies things and is prideful and easily provoked, and how many of us can honestly say that we think no evil? Continue reading