“There may be those who choose to debate the significance of whether or not an omnipotent God gives us a particular trial or simply declines to remove it. The outcome is obviously the same either way; God is willing for … Continue reading →
“God does not begin by asking about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.” Neal A. Maxwell
“In either situation, the object is for our wills to be finally swallowed up in the will of the Father” (Msh. 15:7), eventually bringing to us the joys gladly given by the Father and constituting “all that He hath” (Gen. … Continue reading →
“The Master Mentor has comfortingly promised “I will lead you along” (D&C 78:18). He has also said, ‘Ye cannot bear all things now’ (D&C 78:18). Ponder, however, the implications of the word now. Precisely because He loves us, on occasion … Continue reading →
“The paradox of this divine tutorial also includes afflictions of some kind. Because Elder Maxwell was such a faithful student of discipleship, I draw again from him: “The very act of choosing to be a disciple . . . can … Continue reading →
“The less love, the less service.” Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give thee Experience.
“Resilience is part of repentance, showing we have faith to try again – whether in a task or in a relationship.” Neal A. Maxwell, The Promise of Discipleship, pp. 73.
“Of course, when we mortals try to comprehend, rather than merely accept, foreordination, the result is one in which finite minds futilely try to comprehend omniscience. A full understanding is impossible; we simply have to trust in what the Lord … Continue reading →
“Thus foreordination is clearly no excuse for fatalism or arrogance or the abuse of agency. It is not, however, a doctrine that can simply be ignored because it is difficult. Indeed, deep inside the hardest doctrines are some of the … Continue reading →
“Elder Orson Hyde said of our life in the premortal world, “We understood things better there than we do in this lower world.” Elder Hyde also surmised as to the agreements we made there as follows: “It is not impossible … Continue reading →