"President Hinckley has encouraged us to read the Book of Mormon to lift us above the things of the world, to enjoy the things of the Lord. He said, 'Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will observe this simple program, regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God' (Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2005, 6). These blessings are far more valuable than material possessions." (Elder L. Tom Perry, "Blessings Resulting from Reading the Book of Mormon," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 8-9)
"Are there so many fascinating, exciting things to do, or so many challenges pressing upon you, that it is hard to keep focused on that which is essential? When things of the world crowd in, all too often the wrong things are allowed to take highest priority. Then it is easy to forget the fundamental purpose of life. Satan has a powerful tool to use against good people, those who are committed to a worthy, righteous life, who want to do good and intend to make the most of this life. His tool is distraction. He has an extensive array of undeniably good things that are used to keep us from doing the essential ones. Have you noticed that when you begin to focus on something truly important, something of eternal significance, there often come thoughts of other good things to distract you? Satan promotes distraction. He would have good people fill life with “good things” so there is no room for the “essential ones.” Have you unconsciously been caught in that trap? Remember that you are here on earth for a divine purpose. The purpose is not to be endlessly entertained or to be constantly in full pursuit of pleasure. You are here to be tried, to prove yourself so that you can receive the additional blessings God has for you."
(Scott, Richard G. (2007). “Purpose: To find peace, happiness, and joy of the father.” In Finding peace, happiness, and joy. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company.)
We went on two separate occasions with President and Sister Lee to England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, and the Holy Land, where we met with missionaries, members, youth, and servicemen.
Never did anyone have more gracious, more courteous, more kind traveling companions. It was interesting to see how President Lee moved into a situation. When we met with the missionaries, it was usually in the morning in a chapel filled with full-time and part-time local missionaries. As he stood to address them, he would seldom start with a word of greeting or preliminary remarks but would open the scriptures and begin a discourse. He moved through the scriptures with such ease that sometimes it was difficult to know when the words were his and when he was quoting. After one such meeting I asked him how he had gone about memorizing the scriptures. Did he follow a program of memorizing one a day, or how had he accomplished this? He thought for a moment and then said, "I don't think I ever consciously memorized a scripture. I guess I have just worked them through so much that they have become part of me and my vocabulary."
(Marjorie Pay Hinckley, "Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley", editor Virginia H. Pearce, p. 21)
"There are two spirits striving with us always, one telling us to do continue our labor for good, and one telling us that with the faults and failings of our nature we are unworthy." President Heber J. Grant, Gospel Standards, complied by G. Homer Durham (Salt Lake City; Improvement Era, 1969), pp. 193-97.
“I beheld,” Nephi says later, “that the rod of iron . . . was the word of God, [leading] . . . to the tree of life; . . . a representation of the love of God.” Viewing this manifestation of God’s love, Nephi goes on to say:
“I looked and beheld the Redeemer of the world, . . . [who] went forth ministering unto the people. . . .
“ . . . And I beheld multitudes of people who were sick, and who were afflicted with all manner of diseases, and with devils and unclean spirits; . . . and they were healed by the power of the Lamb of God; and the devils and the unclean spirits were cast out.”5
Love. Healing. Help. Hope. The power of Christ to counter all troubles in all times—including the end of times. That is the safe harbor God wants for us in personal or public days of despair." (Elder Holland, Safety for the Soul)
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“Heavenly Father has not left us alone during our mortal probation. He has already given us all the ‘safety equipment’ we will need to successfully return to Him. He has given us personal prayer, the scriptures, living prophets, and the Holy Ghost to guide us. At times, using this equipment may seem cumbersome, awkward, and horribly unfashionable. Its proper use requires our diligence, obedience, and persistence. But I, for one, choose to use it. We must all choose to use it.” Ann M. Dibb, "Hold On,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 80