'”, “President Howard W. Hunter taught: ‘The world in which we live would benefit greatly if men and women everywhere would exercise the pure love of Christ, which is kind, meek, and lowly. May you help prepare the world for the Savior’s return by inviting all to come unto Christ and receive the blessings of His Atonement.”, “Faithfully met challenges and sacrifice do bring the blessings of heaven. But that doesn’t mean we have to leave behind, “We can, indeed, all cherish the best of our individual earthly cultures and still be full participants in the oldest culture of them all—the original, the ultimate, the eternal culture that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ.”, “As a fighter pilot and airline captain, I learned that while I could not choose the adversity I would encounter during a flight, I could choose how I prepared and how I reacted. Small but steady, deliberate changes will help us improve. Join our weekly mailing list to receive the latest in LDS News. I pray that you will prepare to become that diligent missionary, loyal husband or wife, loving father or mother that you have been promised you may ultimately become by being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. We endure to the end by continuing to apply these principles throughout our lives and inviting the Lord to change us. Topics. Opening Message. We are never alone in our efforts to create unity. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. This happens when we live and share the gospel. '”, “President Russell M. Nelson has urged us to ‘expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family. She is also a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission for the Church in Portland, Oregon. Are you willing to let God be the most important influence in your life?”, “The Lord is gathering those who will choose to let God be the most important influence in their lives.”, “When your greatest desire is to let God prevail, to be part of Israel, so many decisions become easier. This truth is taught clearly and persuasively in the 32nd chapter of Alma in the Book of Mormon. So many issues become non-issues!”, “The only way to survive spiritually is to be determined to let God prevail in our lives, to learn to hear His voice, and to use our energy to help gather Israel.”, “One way He will succor you will be to invite you always to remember Him and to come unto Him.”, “The way to come unto Him is to feast upon His words, to exercise faith unto repentance, to choose to be baptized and confirmed by His authorized servant, and then to keep your covenants.”, “You and I accepted that invitation to be tested and to prove that we would choose to keep the commandments of God when we would no longer be in the presence of our Heavenly Father.”, “Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know and love you. '”, “I invite each of us to ‘consider [our] ways’ and ‘examine [ourselves], whether [we] be in the faith; [and] prove [our] own selves.’ What have we learned during these recent months of lifestyle adjustments and restrictions? Saturday Afternoon Session. Can someone who is focusing on obedience not gain greater diligence and hope? The answer is “by and by.”17 And whether that be a short period or a long one is not always ours to say, but by the grace of God, the blessings will come to those who hold fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ. How long do we wait for relief from hardships that come upon us? … It seeks nothing in return. What about enduring personal trials while we wait and wait, and help seems so slow in coming? We hope they will help you feel the peace that comes from Jesus Christ. The point is that faith means trusting God in good times and bad, even if that includes some suffering until we see His arm revealed in our behalf.9 That can be difficult in our modern world when many have come to believe that the highest good in life is to avoid all suffering, that no one should ever anguish over anything.10 But that belief will never lead us to “the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.”11, With apologies to Elder Neal A. Maxwell for daring to modify and enlarge something he once said, I too suggest that “one’s life … cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free.” It simply will not work “to glide naively through life,” saying as we sip another glass of lemonade, “Lord, give me all thy choicest virtues, but be certain not to give me grief, nor sorrow, nor pain, nor opposition. admin October 3, 2020 one Comments Discussion questions, summary, and action steps for the Elder Bednar David A. Bednar talk at October 2020 General Conference “We Will Prove Them Herewith”. Yet we can be united in our love of and faith in Jesus Christ.”, “Paul’s Epistle to the Romans establishes the principle that we follow the culture and doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This guidance and enlightenment and power are promised gifts we have received from our Heavenly Father. We face the facts and return to the fundamentals, to the basic gospel principles, to what matters most. You will need to commit to exerting meaningful effort. Religious goodness and wisdom are needed in today’s cluttered, noisy, polluted world.”, “As we discover God, sometimes unexpected answers to prayers take us from the street, bring us to community, chase darkness from our souls, and guide us to find spiritual refuge and belonging in the goodness of His covenants and abiding love.”, “May we joyfully accept God’s invitation to receive and help fulfill His promised and prophesied blessings in all nations, kindreds, and tongues….”, “From the beginning of time, the Lord has provided direction to help His people prepare spiritually and temporally against the calamities and trials that He knows will come as part of this mortal experience. Such honesty is vital if we are to progress in becoming like Him.”, “…those of us who are brave might consider asking a trusted family member, spouse, friend, or spiritual leader what attribute of Jesus Christ we are in need of—and we may need to brace ourselves for the response! What do we need to improve in our lives spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually? '”, “The Lord’s teachings are for eternity and for all of God’s children. '”, “Two basic principles can guide and strengthen us as we face proving and trying circumstances in our lives, whatever they may be: (1) the principle of preparation and (2) the principle of pressing forward with a steadfastness in Christ.”, “As disciples of the Savior, we are commanded to ‘, “Our efforts to prepare for the proving experiences of mortality should follow the example of the Savior, who incrementally ‘increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man’—a blended balance of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social readiness.”, “Some Church members opine that emergency plans and supplies, food storage, and 72-hour kits must not be important anymore because the Brethren have not spoken recently and extensively about these and related topics in general conference. 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