23 And now I would that ye should be ahumble, and be bsubmissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.
Be Your Best Self - Conference talk President Monson
Challenges today - Degredation of values, debt.
Helps we have - revelation, the temple(if you are worthy you avoid many pitfalls that lead to challenges), tithes and offerings (gives us perspective and faith), Family Home Evening (To keep family close and teach kids when young), those who went before/pioneers. To get revelation pray and read.
After battle warriors take off armor. We live in a time that we are constantly in battle and can not take off our spiritual armor.
"Let us never despair, for the work in which we are engaged is the work of the Lord. It has been said, 'The Lord shapes the back to bear the burden placed upon it.'" - From President Monson's talk.
Nauvoo - name is of hebrew origin. Means to be beautiful.
Commandments always have a blessing or blessings tied to obedience to that commandment.