Monday, 30 July 2012

Reading: Mormon Ch. 4 - “Condemn me not because of mine imperfection..."


“Condemn me not because of mine imperfection; neither my father, because of his imperfection; neither them which have written before him, but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than that which we have been.” Mormon Ch. 4 (9:31/Utah)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Reading: Moroni 7 "For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man"


“For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him.” Moroni Chapter 7 (7:16-17/Utah)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Reading: "And if you keep my commandments..." (D&C 39:3/1835)


“And, if you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.” D&C 39:3 (14:7/Utah)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Reading: "For you have brought together my people" Jeraneck 9:22-24


While on their journey to the lands of the south and the city of the People of Light, Misamaneck prayed unto the Lord that the people might be glad to be joined with the People of Ridnon and Limndon and he cried unto the Lord and the Lord spoke unto him from heaven saying, “The work that you have done and your brothers have done is great in my sight and it has pleased me greatly. It has been the greatest work that has been done on the face of the earth.  For you have brought together my people, and my people are now one, but behold a time will come when a great calamity will befall your people because of their pride and it is your responsibility along with your brothers to preach unto the people against pride, for it is of the evil one and not of me. Now go my faithful servant, you have served me well.” 

- Book of Jeraneck 9:22-24

Monday, 16 July 2012

Reading: "I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance.." Alma Ch. 16 (1830)


"For behold, this life is the  time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is  the day for men to perform their labors. And now, as I said unto you  before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you  that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end;  for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity,  behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh  the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye cannot  say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that  I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit  which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life,  that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal  world." -- Alma Ch. 16 (34:32-34/Utah)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Pray to God Without Ceasing - excerpt from a sermon by Matthew P. Gill


"In these Latter days, much troubles us. Whether it is unending economic upheavals which threaten to upend our entire lives, close personal and familial relationships that teeter always on the brink of fracture, or work stresses that threaten to take the joy out of our chosen professions, we know these are all opportunities for prayer.

When we pray to God without ceasing, and listen to His prophets intently, we will learn God’s will.

Let us do as God commands."


- From a sermon by Matthew P. Gill, July 1, 2012

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Reading: 2 Nephi 14/1830 "I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me..."


“And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. For if ye would hearken unto the Spirit which teacheth a man to pray ye would know that ye must pray; for the evil spirit teacheth not a man to pray, but teacheth him that he must not pray. But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.” 2 Nephi  Chapter 14 (32:8-9 Utah) 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Humility is the Key - excerpt from sermon by Matthew P. Gill


"If we are to achieve humility, we should give cultivating humility a high priority. We must realise our dependence on the Lord to acquire humility. This requires constant effort, but it is made easier by constant, meaningful worshipful, and grateful prayer. 

If we are to pray meaningfully then we must know the true character of God, let us not forget that we have been commanded to know God, to know his character as well as we know our own. Prayer leads us to salvation and beyond, but ignorance is a deterrent to the goal of knowing God. 

It is our duty as sons and daughters of God to build within ourselves that message and purify and build our minds and bodies in a godlike way through continued use of prayer."

- Matthew P. Gill, Prophet, Seer and Revelator of the Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ, from a sermon, "Humility the Key to Spiritual Progress," given 17 June, 2012

Monday, 2 July 2012

Reading: D&C 36:1 (10:5/U) "Pray always..."


“Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work.” D&C 36:1 (10:5/Utah)

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