True beauty is the result of a subtle alchemy and a delicate balance, which in large part comes from our personal inner light, rather than from aesthetic or physical criteria alone.
But there is even more good news for those who question their ability to receive and recognize revelation despite their sincere but often seemingly ineffective efforts to do so. It is that you are likely doing better at receiving revelation than you think.
The question that I would like to present to all of us today is “How can we keep our spiritual lifeblood flowing so that we will have the strength and the ability to continue our journey to return again to be with the Savior and our Heavenly Father?”
Our service to God’s children is a visible sign of our love for Him. As we willingly serve others, we become a conduit through which His love flows to touch the lives of everyone around us.
Just as a reliable physical heart is needed to provide nourishment to our physical bodies, a reliable spiritual heart is needed to provide nourishment to our spirits.
So, too, obedience to God’s laws preserves our freedom, flexibility, and ability to achieve our potential. The commandments are not intended to restrict us. Rather, obedience leads to increased spiritual stability and long-term happiness.
Today, as you look to the future—as your future “commences,” if you will—the words of an often-quoted Chinese proverb are worth taking seriously: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
When you hold a personal morning devotional every day, I promise you again that your life will be changed. Joseph Smith also promised us: “If you will obey the Gospel with honest hearts, I promise you in the name of the Lord, that the gifts as promised by our Saviour will follow you.”
The Lord’s invitation to seek our daily bread at our Heavenly Father’s hand speaks of a loving God, aware of even the small, daily needs of His children and anxious to assist them, one by one.
The admonitions that we receive from our leaders to attend church, pray, read the scriptures, and remain worthy of the influence of the Holy Ghost can be viewed as reminders to regularly correct our courses by reference to divine standards.
Good friends help keep us on the high ground. Good friends strengthen us and help us live the commandments when we are with them. True friends will not make us choose between the Lord’s ways and their ways.
Not unlike physical maps, we have spiritual maps to help guide and direct us to our ultimate destination—back to our heavenly home.
The university and the Church have added light to your being, but none has received the fullness that lies ahead.
"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."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in our heart of hearts, and, when it is in our hearts as individuals, it will also be in our great buildings of worship, in our great educational institutions, in our magnificent temples, and it will also be in our homes and families.
Using the tagline, "spiritual is as spiritual does," Mary Ellen Edmunds reminds us that spirituality is determined by the steps we take to develop it.
As you seek valuable secular education, remember that your spiritual education must take first priority in order to secure eternal knowledge and blessings.
Spiritual leprosy, like physical leprosy, can cause us to lose feeling. Yet, like physical illness, we can be healed through courage and the help of Christ.
Reflecting on his upbringing, Elder Dunn shares stories of his community heritage and invites us to embrace our common spiritual heritage.
Are we sometimes guilty of portraying a righteous appearance but lacking true spiritual substance? Spencer J. Condie explores the essence of real godliness.
There are many talents worth pursuing, but none that surpass the talent of spirituality. Elder Rector gives suggestions to help us improve this talent.
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.
"I believe, as you study the scriptures, you’ll come to really know, not of the Savior, but really know him."
Like the prophets and people of the scriptures, you can have a personal experience with the Savior. He will tarry with you, as He did with them.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell teaches that chastity and family love are key components to healthy individual, family, and community spiritual ecology.
All too often our carnal nature manifests itself by selfishness and anger. By nurturing our spiritual side, we can become "something higher than self."
The power of choice is within you. The roads are clearly marked: one offering animal existence, the other life abundant…
Living the gospel is about so much more than checking boxes. Keep your spirituality strong by focusing on the spirit, rather than the letter, of the law.