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Monday, September 29, 2008

Motivational Monday

Most of us have thought about how to prepare for storms. We have seen and felt the suffering of women, men, and children, and of the aged and the weak, caught in hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, and droughts. One reaction is to ask, “How can I be prepared?” And there is a rush to buy and put away whatever people think they might need for the day they might face such calamities.
But there is another even more important preparation we must make for tests that are certain to come to each of us. That preparation must be started far in advance because it takes time. What we will need then can’t be bought. It can’t be borrowed. It doesn’t store well. And it has to have been used regularly and recently.

What we will need in our day of testing is a spiritual preparation. It is to have developed faith in Jesus Christ so powerful that we can pass the test of life upon which everything for us in eternity depends. That test is part of the purpose God had for us in the Creation
Let me suggest to you four settings in which to practice quick and steady obedience. One is the command to feast upon the word of God. A second is to pray always. A third is the commandment to be a full-tithe payer. And the fourth is to escape from sin and its terrible effects. Each takes faith to start and then to persevere. And all can strengthen your capacity to know and obey the Lord’s commands.
Henry B. Eyring, “Spiritual Preparedness: Start Early and Be Steady.”
With General Conference coming this weekend, my niece posted a great idea to make it more meaningful and peaceful with little children. I loved her post on what her family tradition is in preparing her children for this special, spiritual experience as we listen to living Prophets and Apostles living on the earth today. I wanted to share this wonderful idea with all of you. You can read her post at this link:
I am always excited to listen to a Prophets voice and to feel the spirit as it comes into my home as we listen to General Conference. It is a wonderful time we live in when we have the opportunity to get direction in our lives from Heavenly Father, through living Prophets.

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