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This is a quote that I think I should commit to memory:)
“Faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith” (Ether 12:6). Thus, every time you try your faith—that is, act in worthiness on an impression—you will receive the confirming evidence of the Spirit. As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise. With even your strongest faith, God will not always reward you immediately according to your desires. Rather, God will respond with what in His eternal plan is best for you, when it will yield the greatest advantage. Be thankful that sometimes God lets you struggle for a long time before that answer comes. That causes your faith to increase and your character to grow."
'The Transforming Power of Faith and Character', Elder Richard G. Scott, Ensign, Nov. 2010)
I read this quote yesterday and it really made me think....
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."
Isn't that striking? And maybe those of you who have grown up in America are familiar with the Pilgrims sufferings, but I'm from Britain and we never learnt about this at all. What a great example to remember to recognise our blessings. No matter what we are each individually going through, if we think long enough about it, we will realised how many blessings we do truly have.
Russell M. Nelson: "As we go through life, even through very rough waters, a father's instinctive impulse to cling tightly to his wife or to his children may not be the best way to accomplish his objective. Instead, if he will lovingly cling to the Savior and the iron rod of the gospel, his family will want to cling to him and to the Savior.
"This lesson is surely not limited to fathers. Regardless of gender, marital status, or age, individuals can choose to link themselves directly to the Savior, hold fast to the rod of His truth, and lead by the light of that truth. By so doing, they become examples of righteousness to whom others will want to cling." "Set in Order Thy House," Ensign, Nov. 2001, 69