Scripture a Day : 21

Fear and Faith have been on my mind lately. I read an article in the Ensign about a woman who poured out her heart in prayer to have her fear transformed into faith. Though her circumstance is entirely different than mine, it just got me thinking about my level of fear/faith.

I read a few ENLIGHTENING talks that I wanted to note for my record:

“Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ”: Kevin Pearson, April 2009 Gen Conf

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We can give our children education, lessons, athletics, the arts, and material possessions, but if we do not give them faith in Christ, we have given little.”
  • “The ability to focus and be steadfast, continually holding fast to true principles, nothing wavering, even when the mist of darkness confronting us is exceedingly great. This quality of faith is exceedingly powerful.”
  • “We do have a choice. We get what we focus on consistently. Because there is an opposition in all things, there are forces that erode our faith. Some are the result of Satan’s direct influence. But for others, we have no one but ourselves to blame. These stem from personal tendencies, attitudes, and habits we can learn to change.”
  • {These enlightened my mind and heart… especially the discouragement one.}  “Six Destructive Ds—doubt, discouragement, distraction, lack of diligence, disobedience, and disbelief”

The Transforming Power of Faith and Character”: RICHARD G. SCOTT, October 2010 Gen Conf

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness.”
  • “Faith in the power of obedience to the commandments of God will forge strength of character available to you in times of urgent need.”
  • “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.”
  • “Empowering principles upon which faith is based: … Patience and understanding when God lets you struggle to grow and when answers come a piece at a time over an extended period.”
  • “You are making better progress than you realize. Your struggles are defining character, discipline, and confidence in the promises of your Father in Heaven and the Savior as you consistently obey Their commandments.”
2 replies
  1. Shauna
    Shauna says:

    Great thoughts Heather. I think you are an excellent example of what these principles are teaching. Thank you so much for that. Love you!

  2. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Great quotes, Heather. I like the “you are making better progress than you realize” idea. I’ll try to keep that in mind…thanks for the inspiration. You’re great!

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