If we are truly going to be holy, we will have to overcome our desire to fit in and think like everyone else and instead relish the idea of thinking more like God and less like this world.
The Lord’s emphasis on education has been strong and sustained. The dedication of this founding faculty to BYU early in the university’s history is humbling. We are the beneficiaries of the toil of early colleagues who built BYU at considerable personal sacrifice.
As we negotiate the challenging and dangerous paths of this life, we can draw on the power of the sacred, holy, divine, awe-inspiring, sanctified, and hallowed.
Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace.
Sportscasting icon and former BYU football star Vai Sikahema talks about how the Lord prepares and uses our talents and experience to bless others.
Consecrating our education and cultivating a giving attitude will enable us to bless many more individuals. . . . These will be the people who years later and thousands of miles away will not necessarily remember what we did but rather how we did it.
His plan of redemption has always required men and women to consecrate all they have and all they are to the service of God. They covenant to do that.
"It is a wondrous opportunity and a sacred responsibility to build up the kingdom of God on earth, to be kingdom builders—right now."
The celestial kingdom, residence of God, our Eternal Father, is comprised of men and women who have complied with divine law and who were not deceived by the craftiness of men or the doctrines of devils.
Though we do not now live the United Order, there is much we can learn from it. Through selfless care in our stewardships, we live the law of consecration.
Marion G. Romney compares and contrasts the theoretical underpinnings and practical implementation of socialism and the United Order.
Time is a god-given gift that the wise will cherish and that the foolish will waste or misuse; what we do here will determine what we are in the eternities.
We belong to a practical religion that requires not only our spiritual faith, but our physical time and money. We live our religion as we care for the poor.
When God inevitably calls you to serve Him, will you respond as Samuel: "Speak, Lord, thy servant hearth?"—or as Jonah, taking the road to Tarshish?
The welfare program of the Church is one tool for teaching us to live in the Lord's way. In Zion, we take care of each other and there are no poor.