Saturday, December 13, 2008

Meaningful Prayer

"Prayer is a privilege and the soul’s sincere desire." - Elder David A. Bednar

I am grateful for the principle of prayer. This simple doctrine can have a powerful effect in our lives. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father, who hears and answers our sincere prayers. What a privilege it is to know that we can receive guidance and direction from our Creator. He can guide us in all of our endeavors if we live this principle that the Savior so clearly taught. As we pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, we will see His influence in our lives. He can give us peace and comfort amidst the turmoil of the world. I know that if we pray with faith, sincerity, and real intent, then we will feel closer to God. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Building Strong Families

"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of  faith, prayer, repentence, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities." - The Family: A Proclamation to the World

As David O'McKay said, I know that "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." Our families are the most important thing that we have. They are the only thing that we can bring with us after this life. In an unsteady world, our homes should be a place of refuge and safety. This can be achieved by living the principles that the Savior and his disciples taught. I am grateful for The Gospel of Jesus Christ and for the knowledge that families can be together forever. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Sure Foundation

From The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ Helaman 5:12

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

I know that as we build our lives on the teachings of Jesus Christ we will find true happiness. Our families are strengthened and our lives are enriched as we make it our personal quest to follow the Savior and to live what he taught.