Unedited because I should do my personal scriptures and GET TO SLEEP, but glean from them what you will:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bishop Adair: (head of our ward or congregation)
Things we need to know:
We have a Heavenly Father who loves us
Pres Uchtdorf Oct 2009: He loves us. We are important to God... because we are His children
We are of worth. We have already made some wonderful correct decisions.
Jesus Christ is our Savior. The Atonement is real. We have the option of repentance.
Families were designed to be together forever.
The temple is safe haven for our spirits.
We have agency, one of the greatest gifts that could be given. The first war was fought over agency.
Not “free” agency – there are always consequences, wonderful or otherwise
Things that we need to be doing
Satan is intelligent and experienced
Satan gets at us with little things “I'm too busy” “I am not important” I am unworthy I will do it neck
t time I worry about what others will think
God did not give us selfish commandments Every commandment is for our benefit. Life will be more fulfilling, our challenges easier to bear.
We have a living prophet. Know what he has told us – and follow his counsel
Pray. Why throw away a phone call t the most intelligent, caring person that you know? He is interested in everything that is important to you, that you are working on. Every aspect of our life is worthy of prayer.
Read the scriptures frequently.
Be faithful to our spouse and family
Treat our spouse as the most important person on the earth
Be good home and Visiting Teachers. An opportunity to be like Christ
Attend temple frequently
immerse ourselves in temple covenants
Share the gospel in a natural way
Have FHE – teach your family the Gospel and show them you love them
Exercise your agency to do many good things of your own free will
Endure to the end. Life by the yard is hard, by the inch, it's a cinch.
Don't ever make a decision without asking yourself, “How will I explain this to the Savior when I meet him?”
Relief Society (women's organization)
Lord to President Fisher, Stake (collection of congregations) President re Sister Godfrey who was called to be our Stake Relief Society president and who is deaf)
“She hears me just fine. She listens to me and obeys. Do you?”
Mary, mother of Jesus – rare direct quotes which we would do well to heed
Be it unto me according to your word.
Whatever he saith unto you, do it.