Friday, April 30, 2010

1 Nephi 1

But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.

Rain falls in every life. I'm grateful for the sheltering arms and loving support of God when it rains. He chooses to bless us in so many different ways. Sometimes those gifts are subtle and perceived only through the spirit. One key to feeling a spiritual connection to God is to meditate quietly on the good things that have come into our lives. In doing that, you may recognize some small thing that blessed your life in an unexpected way -- the confidence expressed by a sweet grandchild, an opportunity to share testimony with someone about the truth, or a glimpse of the glory of God's creation. He is always near and accessible to us. We have but to reach out to Him and experience His tender mercies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Favorite Statements 1

There is an important concept here: patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!

- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf