Monday, February 25, 2013

 What Matters Most - When all is said and done

By President Mark Hornibrook

What I Would Share with You
       Remember who You Are
       Diligently seek the Holy Ghost
       Build your Faith
       Secure your Hope
       Receive Charity
       Know Christ

Remember who you are excerpt from the Lion King

You Are:
       Loved beyond measure
       A Princess on the way to be a Queen and Priestess
You Shall:
       Pass by the angels, and the gods to your exaltation and glory
       Be gods, because they have all power
       Be gods, because they have no end

Diligently seek for and heed the Holy Ghost
       Alma 37:38-44
       Alma 37:37
       Alma 34:17-27
       There is no doubt, if a person lives according to the revelations given to God's people, he may have the Spirit of the Lord to signify to him his will, and to guide and to direct him in the discharge of his duties, in his temporal as well as his spiritual exercises. I am satisfied, however, that in this respect, we live far beneath our privileges. (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 32)

Get our Liahonas out of our backpacks!

Make the Spirit your constant companion.

George Q. Cannon  It should be the aim of every one professing to be a Latter-day Saint not to leave his chamber in the morning until he comes out feeling that spirit of peace, with his brow unruffled with care, with a consciousness of having communed with God and that he knows his standing with him.  When he leaves his chamber having that spirit, he will diffuse joy and gladness throughout his entire household.  Should anything occur to disturb the serenity of a Latter-day Saint he ought to step aside and ask God in the name of Jesus to remove it and to pour out the spirit of peace and consolation upon him to fill his heart. At night too, the same Spirit of peace should be sought for.

Faith, Hope and Charity
“…except ye have charity ye can in nowise be saved in the kingdom of God; neither can ye be saved in the kingdom of God if ye have not faith; neither can ye if ye have no hope. Moroni 10:21

Build your Faith

Faith Process
       Live Righteously (D&C 121:36 and Helaman 10:4)
       Pleading (Uniting with Father) BD: Prayer – 3rd to last paragraph, beginning with “As soon as…”
  •   Assurance  (Hebrews 11:1)
  •   Trial (Ether 12:6)
  •   Obedience (D&C 82:10)
  •   Miracle (Ether 12:6)
Unleash the power of the ATOM
  •  Practice it over and over and it will grow
  • Do not fear
Three things are necessary in order that any rational and intelligent being may exercise faith in God unto life and salvation
1.      The idea that he[God] actually exists
2.      A correct idea of his character, perfections, and attributes
3.      An actual knowledge that the course of life which he[you] is[are] pursuing is according to his[Gods] will.

For without an acquaintance with these three important facts, the faith of every rational being must be imperfect and unproductive; but with this understanding it can become perfect and fruitful…”
Lectures on Faith, Lecture Third

The sacrifice of all things
Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things. It was through this sacrifice, and this only, that God has ordained that men should enjoy eternal life; and it is through the medium of the sacrifice of all earthly things that men do actually know that they are doing the things that are well pleasing in the sight of God. When a man has offered in sacrifice all that he has for the truth's sake, not even withholding his life, and believing before God that he has been called to make this sacrifice because he seeks to do his will, he does know, most assuredly, that God does and will accept his sacrifice and offering, and that he has not, nor will not seek his face in vain. Under these circumstances, then, he can obtain the faith necessary for him to lay hold on eternal life.  Lectures on Faith, Lecture Sixth


Secure your Hope
Ether 12:4
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.

2 Nephi 31:20
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life

Receive Charity

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.                       Moroni 7:48  

Know Christ
This is eternal livesto know the only wise and true God, and Jesus Christ, whom he hath sent. I am he. Receive ye, therefore, my law. D&C 132:24

Lovest thou me?”   John 21:15-17

And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!  For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.
D&C 76:22-24


Come unto Christ
and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.   Moroni 10:32

       Become Who You Really are

       Get your Liahona out and keep it out!

       Embrace Faith Promoting Experiences

       Build your Hope

       Seek for Charity

       Get to Know Christ