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What are you thankful for?
By nyronian
11/23/2009 11:27:03 AM
In The Spirit of Thanksgiving is the lastest Mormon Messages. Go to www.lds.org and on the Home Page will be the video.

Elder Dallin H Oaks tells us to be "Thankful for our adversities". One year ago now I confessed to my wife, my Bishop and to a High Council sins that are abhorrent, disgusting, filthy and loathsome. And to my beautiful and amazing wife who stood as her world came crashing down all around her. This drove us both to our knees, begging for the Savior to intervene in our lives. Inviting Him in. It has been a difficult year in this. But, this I tell you, I am a better man today than I was a year ago. I am closer to my Savior and stronger against the temptations that so easily beset me. I have invited the Savior into my life and He has come, quietly, lovingly and ONLY as I invite Him. There have been many times over the last year that I have offended the spirit and he has left. And only through humble, fervent prayer and invitation to him to re-enter my life has He returned. But, he has come every time, in all my unworthiness, he has come. I have come to know this..."In all of my uncertainties, I am certain in the Lord".

May God bless each of you to find gratitude this wonderful season of time. May each of us turn to our Savior for guidance in our adversities and temptations. He will come! Of THAT I am certain.

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"Thanks for that witness, Nyronian."
posted at 22:03:18 on November 30, 2009 by BeClean


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"By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but “gave no heed unto them,” we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations “such as [are] common to man”. Of course Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, He rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! Turning these unwanted lodgers away at the doorstep of the mind is one way of giving “no heed.” Besides, these would-be lodgers are actually barbarians who, if admitted, can be evicted only with great trauma."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987