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D. Todd Christofferson

posted Mar 13, 2017 15:54:10 by GospelMama
I thought this was a really awesome powerful post by Elder Christofferson.
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Nancy'sAwake said Mar 13, 2017 17:30:03
This is phenomenal. If we can be so in tune, that our prayers are spoken from our mouths, and the words are given unto us what to say through the Spirit...Then our will and the Father's Will are the beautiful, how wonderful! Our prayers will be answered and be a blessing to us, because we are praying for God's will concerning every iota, big or small.
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 13, 2017 17:31:01
The times when this happens are truly elevating...I want all my prayers to be this way.
David.Clark said Mar 13, 2017 18:49:57
Amen, Nancy'sAwake!! Great post, GospelMama 👏👏👏
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RyanAllen said Mar 13, 2017 19:46:26
Elder Christofferson is giving us a roadmap here to C&E, second comforter, and receiving the fullness of the priesthood.

We ought to pay special attention to D&C 97:9. Elder Bednar just quoted it again in his FB post an hour ago:

One of the questions I often am asked is “How do I know my service is acceptable to the Lord?” The Savior has provided an answer that applies to each of us.

“Verily I say unto you, all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice—yea, every sacrifice which I, the Lord, shall command—they are accepted of me.

“For I, the Lord, will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth much precious fruit” (D&C 97:8–9).

In the Lectures on Faith we learn about the important relationship between the law of sacrifice and our faith.

“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 is 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.”

Sacrifice motivated by faith and hope produces increased commitment and a desire to obey. If we sincerely love God and are willing to make every sacrifice He commands, then we can have an assurance that our service is acceptable to Him.
ShelleMcDermott said Mar 13, 2017 20:10:12
Great find! Thank you.
AliciaBlickfeldt said Mar 14, 2017 04:30:02
Oh man! I'm feeling this desire to obey more and more! I cannot express my gratitude for this change in my heart! In fact, when I choose badly, I know it immediately and find I have a desire to repent right then!
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