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Posts Tagged ‘Ensign May 2009’

‘For we are his workmanship…’ Ephesians 2:10

 A few days ago Melissa told me about a post on a Facebook page that reminded me of what it’s like for members of the LDS Church. The post was a quote from a speech by Thomas Monson who was giving pointers on how to be perfect, and a Mormon scripture from 3 Nephi 12:48.

“Our goal is to achieve, to excel, to strive for perfection. Remember, however, that our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves. To break our own record, to outstrip our yesterdays by today, to bear our trials more beautifully than we ever dreamed we could, to give as we never have given, to do our work with more force and a finer finish than ever—this is the true objective.”

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Perfect Obedience Required

Mormon Decisions 10Ensign May 2009; “I urge each on to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you.” – Elder D. Todd Christofferson

1 John 4:12; “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”

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