— David A Bednar, BYUI Devotional Address, August 31, 1999
— David A Bednar, BYUI Devotional Address, August 31, 1993
God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.
God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe."
— Jeffrey R. Holland (via coopsblog)
— Dieter F. Uchtdorf (via randompenguin)
— Henry B. Eyring, Serve with the Spirit, 2010 General Conference (via that-we-might-have-joy)
I would encourage you [youth] to receive a patriarchal blessing. Study it carefully and regard it as personal scripture to you—for that is what it is. A patriarchal blessing is the inspired and prophetic statement of your life’s mission together with blessings, cautions, and admonitions as the patriarch may be prompted to give…Receive your patriarchal blessing under the influence of fasting and prayer, and then read it regularly that you may know God’s will for you.
Ezra Taft Benson (Ensign, May 1986, p.43)
— Gordon B. Hinckley (via return-to-virtue)