Words to Live By
November 2015

“Words to Live By,” New Era, November 2015, 18–20

Words to Live By

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Because of His atoning experience in mortality, our Savior is able to comfort, heal, and strengthen all men and women everywhere, but I believe He does so only for those who seek Him and ask for His help.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Repentance is real and it works.

Elder Allen D. Haynie of the Seventy

No matter how intense the darkness of doubt, we choose how long and to what extent we allow it to influence us. We must remember how much our Heavenly Father and His Son love us.

Elder Vern P. Stanfill of the Seventy

The resurrected and living Christ directs the affairs of His restored and living Church through His servants who have been chosen to bear testimony of His name.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

I want to be a true follower of Jesus Christ.

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

When faith is exercised, faith increases.

Elder Randall K. Bennett of the Seventy

Keep the commandments.

President Thomas S. Monson

The Church of Jesus Christ has always been led by living prophets and apostles. Though mortal and subject to human imperfection, the Lord’s servants are inspired to help us avoid obstacles that are spiritually life threatening and to help us pass safely through mortality to our final, ultimate, heavenly destination.

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Work without faith is dead. We must have faith with works to receive answers.

Elder James B. Martino of the Seventy

We may feel at times that God’s laws restrict our personal freedom, take from us our agency, and limit our growth. But as we seek for greater understanding, as we allow our Father to teach us, we will begin to see that His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.

Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency

A perfect time to ask, “What lack I yet?” is when we take the sacrament. … In this reverent atmosphere, as our thoughts are turned heavenward, the Lord can gently tell us what we need to work on next.

Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy

The truth that matters most is verified only byrevelation from God.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Have courage to believe.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

Brethren, we have been given something more: the priesthood of God, the power of God restored to earth by holy angels. This makes you different. You no longer stand on neutral ground. Your faith will grow not by chance, but by choice.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

We need women who have a bedrock understanding of the doctrine of Christ and who will use that understanding to teach and help raise a sin-resistant generation.

President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Honoring the Sabbath is a form of righteousness that will bless and strengthen families, connect us with our Creator, and increase happiness. The Sabbath can help separate us from that which is frivolous, inappropriate, or immoral. It allows us to be in the world but not of the world.

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

To always have the Spirit with us is to have the guidance and direction of the Holy Ghost in our daily lives. …

For that reason alone, it is easy to see why the Lord’s servants have tried to increase our desire to worship God in our sacrament meetings.

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

“There are … so many kinds of voices in the world” [1 Corinthians 14:10]. … I admonish you to turn the volume down and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide you to safety.

President Thomas S. Monson

In the work of salvation, there is no room for comparison, criticism, or condemnation. It is not about age, experience, or public acclaim. This sacred work is about developing a broken heart, a contrite spirit, and a willingness to use our divine gifts and unique talents to do the Lord’s work in His way.

Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency

Because you are His child, He knows who you can become. … Because you are His child, you not only need Him, but He also needs you. Those sitting around you right now … need you. The world needs you, and your divine nature allows you to be His trusted disciple to all His children.

Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president