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Mercy's Hand (a poem)

This is a poem by a dear friend of mine Shanna Hugie she wrote it in the Book of Mormon Gallery-LDS conference Center

His face was on the ground.
Sin's dust down in his lungs.
He hadn't seen a sunrise
Since he became undone.
His choices took him far
Down a road of grime.
Still...he could there remember
A peaceful other time...
Was it just fake memory
When he had seen his Father's face
Or...did it really happen
Another time...another place
Was it far too late
For him to find the way
Or, did he see there waiting
Two beings on that day.
He looked and saw the hand
Of mercy reaching out
With justice by her side
Still...he was full of doubt.
Then...he heard a prompting
"My son...you can come home.
Just reach toward my justice
And mercy will be shown."

You are a daughter of GOD!

You are a important daughter of God don't you EVER forget that!

Diligence

Diligence is steady, consistent, earnest, and energetic effort in doing the Lord's work. Don't wait for your leaders to tell you what to do. Continue until you have done all you can, even when you are tired.

"I have often said one of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work! If a missionary works, he will get the Spirit; if he gets the Spirit, he will teach by the Spirit; and if he teaches by the Spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people and he will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families, for all time and talents and interests are centered of the work of the ministry. Work, work, work!-there is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work."- Ezra Taft Benson

What does it mean to be diligent?
Conquering the enemy of all righteousness! We all know who that is! (hint: Satan)
learn your duty and serve with all your heart!
Don't work your self to death but still work hard :)

Why does the Lord expect you to be diligent?
We have chosen to do this that is why! We fight the darkness and bring about the light.

How does diligence relate to agency?
According to their wants and needs we choose how to help them. We shouldn't need to ask just get to work!

Diligence Christ-like attribute

Random Church fact of the day

Ezra Taft Benson had an unusual opportunity to be an example of gospel living. In 1952, with the encouragement of President David O. McKay, he accepted an appointment as the Secretary of Agriculture under Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the United States. This was the only time in the history of the Church that a member of the Quorum of the Twelve served in a United States president's cabinet.

Our Heritage a brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Humility

Humility is willingness to submit to the will of the Lord and to give the Lord the honor for what is accomplished. It includes gratitude for His blessings and acknowledgment of your constant need for His divine help. Humility is not a sign of weakness! It is a sign of spiritual strength.
The opposite of humility is pride!

What does it mean to be humble?
To be teachable, knowing that Heavenly Father knows best, always remember the greatness of God, and praising God in all things. Those are some things that I think it means to be humble.

What blessings do you receive when you humble yourself?
Wisdom, mercy, enduring to the end, being saved, your weaknesses become strengths, God shall lead you, your ears and eyes shall be open to things. These are the blessings I have seen in my life. But believe me I still need some work to do. As does everyone :)

How can you recognize pride in yourself?
When we don't want to pray. So here is a quote that explains that "If we don't feel like praying, then we should pray until we feel like praying."-Ezra Taft Benson.
When we are feeling guilty because we haven't repented yet.
Causing contention!
Not liking to be corrected! Ok so no one likes being told they are wrong but we are human so yes sometimes we are WRONG just don't have a cow about it!
Last one that I can think of is stirring up trouble when there is NO need for it.

Humility Christ-like attribute

Random Church fact of the day

In 1979 a new English-language edition of the King James Bible was published, the text was unchanged, but footnotes were added that cross-referenced the Bible with the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. A large Topical Guide and Bible Dictionary provided insights unique to modern-day scriptures. This new addition had new headings for all chapters.

In 1981 new editions of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pear of Great Price were also published. These included the new system of footnotes, new chapter and section headings, maps, and an index.

Our Heritage A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Patience a Christ-like Attribute

Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or anxious. It is the ability to do God's will and accept His timing. When you are patient, you hold up under pressure and are able to face adversity calmly and hopefully.

"Life is full of difficulties, some minor and others of a more serious nature. There seems to be an unending supply of challenges for one and all. Our problem is that we often expect instantaneous solutions to such challenges, forgetting that frequently the heavenly virtue of patience is required." -Thomas S. Monson

Tribulations to Patience to Experience to Hope (Romans 5:3-5)

Why is patience important?


For me it is important because I need patience in my everyday experiences with all people, and myself as I work to overcome faults and weaknesses of my own.

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Patience Christ-like attributes