- Look for opportunities to allow your children to do things for themselves, even if it means more work for you.
- Teach your children to work.
- Teach your children that choices have consequences.
- Stand up and be courageous.
- Allow your children to have heartaches and setbacks.
Three ways that paying a full tithe in this life prepares us toÂ feelÂ what we need to feel to receive the gift of eternal life, according to Henry B. Eyring:
- Heavenly Father pours out blessings upon us.
- We feelÂ greater confidence in asking God for what we and our families need.
- We feelÂ an increase in their love of God and of all Godâ€™s children.
In Sacrament meeting this past Sunday, one of the speakers brought up what Jesus referred to as the second great commandment
â€œAnd the secondÂ isÂ like unto it, Thou shaltÂ loveÂ thy neighbour as thyself.â€ (Matt 22:39).
He mentioned that the key to loving others is being able to love ourselves first, which is a good point and one I had not seriously considered before.
If we are too hard on ourselves (donâ€™t like the way we look, or our physical limitations, or lack of abilities), then what does that say about our ability to love others? If we hate ourselves, then does thatÂ meanÂ our love for others willÂ meanÂ too little?
The ABCâ€™s of an abundant life, according to Thomas S. Monson:
I have come across many Mormons who seem to think we are saved by our works. Often, while discussing this idea with me, they use 2 Ne 25:23 as support for their position
For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we canÂ do.
I guess one interpretation of this could be that we partly save ourselves, then Jesus does the rest.
I came across Alma 22:14 the other day, which seems to paint a differnet picture:
since man had fallen he could not merit anything of himself; but the sufferings and death of Christ atone for their sins
Aaron teaches that it is impossible for us to do anything on our own, and the only redemption we can receive is through Christ.
I think Paul may have been onto something when he wrote in Ephesians 2 that it is “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”
Which brings us back to Nephi’s words in my first quote. What does he mean when he says we are saved by grace after all we can do if we can merit nothing of ourselves? What is “all we can do”?
The four blessings of prayer, according to David O. McKay:
Elder Steven E. Snow, who has served as a member of the presidency since 2007, has been appointed Church historian and recorder, succeeding Elder Marlin K. Jensen, who will receive emeritus status at the October 2012 general conference. The First Presidency explained that the change was effective immediately in order to enable these Brethren to “begin working together for several months in order to effect a smooth transition in directing Church history matters.”