Thursday, 10 September 2015

Look Ahead and Believe

We may not able to look ahead as what the future has held for us. When we trust in Heavenly Father, he knows what's best for us and knows what's in store for us in his timing. This post is based on a General Conference in October 2013 called "Look Ahead and Believe by Elder Edward Dube."

I will share with you some highlights that I loved throughout the talk.

"My dear brothers and sisters, the covenant we made with the Lord when we were baptised, “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that [we] may be in” (Mosiah 18:9), is a lifelong commitment. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf counseled, “Those who have entered the waters of baptism and received the gift of the Holy Ghost have set their feet on the path of discipleship and are charged to follow steadily and fully in the footsteps of our Savior” (“Saints for All Seasons,” Ensign, Sept. 2013).

The Lord through His servants calls us to serve in various callings, which we accept with total commitment. When a release has been extended and a call in a different assignment has been issued, we joyfully accept it, knowing, as our forebearers knew, that “in the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how” (J. Reuben Clark Jr., in Conference Report, Apr. 1951,).
As we look ahead and believe, we need this same teamwork in hastening the work of salvation as we invite others to come unto Christ. In our individual capacities, we need to follow the counsel of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf to “stand close together and lift where we stand” (“Lift Where You Stand,” Ensign, Nov. 2008). We can tap our full potential, just as was observed by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve:

“As I travel throughout the Church I marvel at all the positive things that are occurring. Yet I never feel that we, as a people, are living up to our real potential. My sense is that we do not always work together, that we are still too much interested in aspirations for personal honors and success, and show too little interest in the common goal of building the kingdom of God” (“United in Building the Kingdom of God,” Ensign, May 1987).

May we all unite in a common objective “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

Our guiding principles were taught to us by the Prophet Joseph Smith: “The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007],)."

In your own time, you can read the whole talk, Here's the link below, and I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Stay Tuned until next time.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favourite General Conference talks.