Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Church Services This Week at Ogden South Coordinating Council of Stakes Meeting Ogden Utah 7 February 2012

There were 11 stakes at this meeting.  It was impressive to see a council of stake presidents on the stand.  We didn’t often see a large groups of stake presidents together when we lived in Indiana.

Lynn L. Summerhays announced for a brother Toponce to open the back curtains.  One of my brother’s companions on his mission was a Brandon Toponce.  I couldn't see him.

The building appeared to have two chapels connected in the middle by a gym or two.  I had never seen something that like.  They opened the curtains from chapel to chapel.

Testimony comes in the baring of it.

God wants his thoughts to be our thoughts, so if you have a thought it shouldn't matter if a thought you have to do good is His or yours.

Faith in the Lord is an action that produces power.

3 Nephi 14:20
 20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them.

Captain Moroni was a man of action.  The adversary can only be thwarted by people of action.

“ Often I have heard him say, ‘I don’t know how to get anything done except getting on my knees and pleading for help and then getting on my feet and going to work.’” (Elder Russel M Nelson, in Conference Report, Oct. 1997, 18; or Ensign, Nov. 1997, 16 )

When we get a prompting it is often inconvenient.  Nonetheless, faith is action that produces power.

True doctrine changes character.

Every time we meet with Elder Summerhays he seems to focus on trying to show us how to recognize the spirit and act upon it.  This time he topped after each thought or two that he shared and asked for someone
to share what they were thinking and feeling.

It is not a program it is doctrine.  

“True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior” (Elder Boyd K Packer, Ensign, Nov. 1986, 17)

Each morning pray to know who you need to show love to today.  Elder Summerhays testified that that prayer will never go unanswered.

Success is in the effort, not in the outcome.

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