By rachp
6/10/2012 10:07:30 PM
2 Nephi 31:16 — And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved.

2 Nephi 31:20 — Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

Today our Bishop spoke in Sacrament meeting. He spoke on the topic of being faithful.

He gave a definition that made a definite impact on me.

To be faithful means we keep trying no matter the difficulties or discouragement we face on a daily basis---even though we may sometimes feel like a capsized boat with no one coming to rescue us.

Our Heavenly Father did not send us here to earth on our eternal journey without the tools necessary to be faithful. YOU, ME, WE, cannot keep it up without being close to our Heavenly Father. Becoming and staying close to our Heavenly Father comes down to the foundation and fundamental principles of the Gospel:

1. Prayer-making daily, direct connection with our Savior will give us the ability to do what is asked of us.

2. Acting on the promptings given to us from the Holy Ghost.

3. Studying the words of the Scriptures and the Prophets.

He ended with two questions for each of us. What are you doing to invite the spirit to be with you each and everyday? What are you doing to be faithful each and everyday?

The world is dying and needs light--light which only comes through and from our Savior Jesus Christ.


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"You lived with your Heavenly Father in a premortal life. You were there with Him. Your spirit knows what it is like to live in celestial realms. You can never be truly happy in an uncelestial environment. You know too much. That is one of the reasons that for you, wickedness never can be happiness. What a great thing it is to decide once and for all early in life what you will do and what you will not do with regards to honesty, modesty, chastity, the Word of Wisdom, and temple marriage. "

— Larry W. Gibbons

General Conference October 2006