In our efforts to prepare, in our efforts to be ready, we are provided a sweet assurance in Alma, where we are reminded that the Savior “has all power to save every man that believeth on his name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance” (Alma 12:15).
You are part of the Lord’s army. You don’t need to be set apart for that. The call to stand up for the truth is not a Church calling. It is a life calling.
In all of your dealings with others, decide today to do the right thing for the right reason. If you wait until the moment of necessity to make that life-changing decision, you will often make the wrong choice.
So the question isn’t, Are you going to crash and burn every once in a while? Of course you are—you are human! In Romans 3:23 we read, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” The question is, What are you going to do about it?
Your spiritual destiny will have obstacles, delays, and equipment malfunctions. There will be mistakes. You may wonder if you are going to make it. Don’t be discouraged! You will also have moments of hope and faith as doors open and obstacles are overcome.
Actually, my young friends, the period of your preparation did not begin the day you walked into your first college or university classes. It began long before you ever came to mortality, when we lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father.
We want to be ready when the Lord asks—for He will ask. He said to John the Revelator, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” The Lord is so gracious.
May we ponder our personal part in helping the Lord’s kingdom to roll forth. May we profit from the blessings of the temple and from guidance through the Spirit, inspiration from the scriptures, and leadership from our living prophets as we prepare for the Lord’s return.
Steve W. Albrecht shares listening to others can protect us from becoming victims—or perpetrators—of fraud, whether financial or spiritual.
As members of the Church, we must seek truth in all areas, be it spiritual, educational, scientific, or in the social and moral settings of society.
"We understand that as we strive for excellence in our secular lives we can balance our efforts with our own spiritual quest to be more like the Master, even Jesus Christ."
For you to see the Lord's plan for your life, you will need to prepare today to develop tomorrow's necessary social, practical, and spiritual skills.
When contemplating the important question about the purpose of life, it becomes very clear that this is an age of preparation; a time when we are to “consciously strive to improve daily in our pursuit of celestial character.”
We are often filled with the desire to make a difference in the world. In order to have the impact we want, however, we must prepare spiritually.
No one knows the great day of the Lord's Second Coming, but we do know the signs. More importantly, we know how to prepare and therefore need not fear.
Troubles we all have, but the “germ” of discouragement, to use Fitzgerald’s word, is not in the trouble, it is in us.
In a time when the Church experiences great growth throughout the world, we need to prepare to be its leaders, and our preparation begins with testimony.
Don't be like the man who, in the parable of the king's wedding feast, appeared without the proper clothes. Get spiritually dressed; prepare to meet God.
We have the potential to be a chosen generation. Truth, service, and love will help us be prepared to reach that potential and attain the Lord's approval.
This brief present life is an opportunity for us to prepare for the long hereafter. Let us live for that eternal life rather than this mortal one.
Qualify yourself to be a profitable servant to the Savior. You are an integral part of the furthering of this work of salvation, and your preparation is key to exaltation.
Elder Rector shares his testimony that the Lord will help you fulfill divine responsibilities as you prepare yourself to raise a family in the gospel.
When we return to meet our Heavenly Father, we want it to be a profitable homecoming. We can prepare now by living in accordance with the gospel.
The call to serve the Lord may come in small, large, or unexpected ways. Prepare yourself now to answer the call however it comes.
Antoine R. Ivins gives students spiritual and practical advice to prepare them for useful service in their community and the Church.
To face difficult decisions and tests of our faith, we must be armed with the spiritual preparation that comes from consistent righteousness.
George Washington’s decision to be just and upstanding allowed him to contribute greatly to America's establishment. Now is the time to follow his example.
The final examination of our lives comes sooner than we expect. Today is the only day we have to prepare, so don't just study for the exam—cram for it.