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As we seek to cultivate the word of God in our hearts, we need to give ourselves and others grace, recognizing that improvement and repentance are part of this mortal experience.
Today we talk about how we can root ourselves deeply and firmly in the gospel as well has what it takes to wee out the negative things of the world that would seek to destroy our faith.
Keeping deep roots in the gospel requires daily dilligence in the things that deepen our testimonies.
Today we talk a little bit about parables and how the Savior's parables are just one more piece of evidence of His great love and mercy on us.
Lord teach us to pray. It is my belief that as we ask Him to teach us individually how to pray His answer to each of us will be different and catered to what we need.
What does it mean that the Sabbath was made for us? Are me making the most of that precious gift?
Today we talk about the judgement of the Pharisees. And how in judging the Savior's disciples they were actually breaking a higher law.
As we dive a little deeper into what a yoke is, we can feel more of our Savior's love and protective care for us!
How do we come unto Christ? And what is the rest that He promises?
What do we come to see? The Savior asks His followers to consider that question, and we should consider it as well. When we come to the sacrament table, to the temple, to hear the words of the prophets, what are we coming to see? If we come to see the Savior, it is my testimony that we can experience His love.
Today we learn the importance of seeking out a testimony for ourselves, and of not being offended.
As we finish out the Savior's advice to the 12 about how to better follow Him, we can see invitations to us as His followers in the Latter-days.
The Savior gives His apostles certain responsibilities, and not surprising, they are the same responsibilities the 12 have in our day, and he teaches us that we are safe to trust Him, even when we can't see the end from the beginning.
Today we ask the question what helps us follow Christ. What guides do we have to come to Him? Just as we see Christ call and give power to the 12 in His day to point others to Christ, the prophets and apostles today will point us to the Savior as we heed their messages.
When the Savior turns and asks, "who touched my clothes?" I don't think He was cared that He was touched, or that strength had left Him. I think that He knew that someone needed Him. That there was someone in that crowd who needed His one on one ministry.
When we reach out for the Savior with all our faith and all our hearts then we can draw His power into our lives!
As we face the things of mortality that scare us or cause us to face our challenges the Savior reminds us that we can counteract that by focusing on our faith in Him.
The Savior loves you and invites you to come unto Him no matter where you are or what you have done. He isn't concerned with others opinion of you. He sees your heart and who you can become.
As we come to know Christ in the New Testament and we see His power to deliver spiritually and physically and we see the compassion that He has, we can take heart knowing that the loving and compassionate Christ of the New Testament is the Savior that worship today.
Do we have the kind of friends that bring us to Christ? More importantly, are we the kind of friends that bring others to Christ? If we will strive to point others to the Savior, naturally we will come closer to Him ourselves.
There are times in our lives where the waves and winds of live throw us around like a boat on the sea. It can be terrifying and devastating. As we turn our attention to Christ, He can calm the winds, or at the very least, calm our hearts.
Do we sometimes get comfortable in our discipleship and we forget that following Christ will always come with a cost, we need to sacrifice to be better able to follow Christ.
In 3 very different ways, we get the chance to see the divine attribute of being "quick to observe" in action. May we make every effort to see the needs of those around us and spring to action to bless the lives of others.
Comparing the miracle of the leper to the healing of the centurion's servant shows us that at the center of all miracles is faith to be healed, humility to approach the Savior in our "uncleanliness" and trust in the Lord's will over our own.
Today we begin to see the Savior's ministry of miracles. In our lives the Savior is showing forth His power and His miracles if only we will have eyes to see them and faith to call them miracles.
Have you ever thought about how our all loving Father in Heaven probably DELIGHTS in blessing you and answering your prayers? When we understand His desire to bless us, it makes us anxious to ask, seek and knock!
What does proximity teach us about righteous judgment? The Savior will teach us beautifully!
The Lord wants to provide for His children. He loves us, He cares about our needs. But part of trusting Him means trusting in the ways that He chooses to bless and provide.
What is my motivation? It seems that is the question that the Savior is trying to get us to consider as he teaches us about living righteously.
The second half of the Lords prayer teaches us about our daily reliance on God.
Today the Savior teaches us in word and example how to pray and how to better connect with our Heavenly Father.
Today we talk about our motivations with a little help from Pres. Monson and Henry VanDyke.
Be ye therefore PERFECT?!? That feels daunting and overwhelming! Until you cross reference it to Moroni 10:32. We can be perfect in some things in this life...but infinite perfection doesn't happen by our own willpower. It happens as we allow ourselves to be PERFECTED.
The Savior teaches us a way that we can better approach the sacrament each week.
Today we talk about the Telestial, Terrestrial and Celestial laws!
Today we talk about Christ's mandate for us to preserve the covenant and reflect His light in our lives for all to see.
Today we learn about purity over perfection and disagreeing better instead of disagreeing less.
Today we continue talking about the Beatitudes and what we can learn from them as we approach them from a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
The Savior starts His great sermon by helping us understand that all faith should be centered on Him to help us gain power and strength sufficient to follow Him.
Water is critical to our lives, without it we can't survive. We need a consistent source of water and we need to drink it everyday. Christ teaches the woman at the well that He is the Living Water. Without Him, we cannot survive spiritually. We need to find consistent ways to infuse our lives with His spirit.
Are there people in our lives that we look at as Samaritans? Whether consciously or subconsciously? What can we learn from Christ about meeting people where they are and loving them for who they are?
Today we talk about Jesus Christ being the greatest evidence we have of the absolute love that our Father in Heaven has for us.
Today we talk about the command to be born again, and how it is more of a lifetime process rather than a one and done event. Christofferson- https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2008/04/born-again?lang=eng
When Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, what can we learn about controlling anger from that situation?
Christ didn't just take the water and transform it into the same quality of wine that there was before, he made it better. He can do the same thing for us through His enabling power. He doesn't just take us and return us sinless, through the enabling power he sanctifies us and makes us higher and holier.
Because Mary KNEW her son and had total faith in Him, she had power to say, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, DO IT." Do we know and trust the Savior enough to do anything that is asked of us?
What does it mean to you that the Savior wants to make you clean? And where do you go when you want to reconnect with your Heavenly Father?
As we learn about Christ beginning to call His disciples, what can we learn from their willingness to immediately leave behind all that they knew in order to follow Him.
Christ was anointed to heal, bless and strengthen the weak, the broken, the bruised, the poor in spirit. He can do all that for us, and more. But we have to be willing to let Him in.
Christ left His experience and time of temptation with power of the Spirit. What did He do to obtain that kind of power? And what can we do to receive it as well?
Today we learn about the specific temptations of Christ and what we learn about overcoming the adversary from the Savior's example.