Thursday, 28 April 2016

Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families

For the readers who are Latter-Day Saints, we were all given the gift of the Holy Ghost after we got baptised. We should always listen and act upon those promptings of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is here to help you, guide you, warn you and other things. Sometimes, I know when I don't listen to the Promptings and don't act upon it straight away, I feel bad and ask myself why did I ignored the Prompting.

This post is based on an October General Conference 2014 talk called, "Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families" by L. Tom Perry.
I love a quote from the talk. If you can't see the Image above, it says "We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still, small voice. - L. Tom Perry."

I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk.

"For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:5).

"We certainly have been warned of events that we will be facing in our day. Our challenge will be how we prepare for the events the Lord has said are surely still to come.

Many in our worried society understand that the disintegration of the family will bring only sorrow and hopelessness into a troubled world. As members of the Church, we have the responsibility to preserve and protect the family as the basic unit of society and eternity. The prophets have warned and forewarned about the inevitable and destructive consequence of a deterioration of family values.

As the world continues to watch us, let us be certain that our example will sustain and support the plan the Lord has designed for His children here in mortality. The greatest teaching of all must be done by righteous example. Our homes must be holy places in order to stand against the pressures of the world. Remember that the greatest of all the blessings of the Lord come through and are given to righteous families.

Let us first look at the role of the mother. Listen to this quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley:

“We cannot begin to measure or calculate the influence of women who, in their own ways, build stable family life and nurture for everlasting good the generations of the future. The decisions made by the women of this generation will be eternal in their consequences. May I suggest that the mothers of today have no greater opportunity and no more serious challenge than to do all they can to strengthen the [home]”

Now let’s look at the role a father plays in our lives:

Fathers give blessings and perform sacred ordinances for their children. These will become spiritual highlights in their lives. Fathers are personally involved in leading family prayers, daily scripture reading, and weekly family home evenings.

Fathers build family traditions by being involved in helping plan vacation trips and outings that will involve all of the family members. Memories of these special times together will never be forgotten by their children.

Fathers hold one on one visits with their children and teach them gospel principles. Fathers teach sons and daughters the value of work and help them establish worthy goals in their own lives.

Fathers set an example of faithful gospel service."

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time, Here's the link below,

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