“At best, missionary work necessitates drastic adjustment to one’s pattern of living. It requires long hours and great devotion, selfless sacrifice and fervent prayer. As a result, dedicated missionary service returns a dividend of eternal joy which extends throughout mortality and into eternity.
“The challenge is to be more profitable servants in the Lord’s vineyard. This applies to all of us, whatever our age, and not alone to those who are preparing to serve as full-time missionaries, for to each of us comes the mandate to share the gospel of Christ.” (President Thomas S Monson, Come, All Ye Sons of God, General Conference April 2013)
As he said, missionary work requires an adjustment to one’s pattern of living and this is as true from the general membership as it is full time missionaries. If the general Church population is to be better missionaries it will take a drastic adjustment in how me live in many cases.
“When you save a girl, you save generations.” (President Gordon B Hinckley, “Standing Strong and Immovable,” Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting, Jan. 10, 2004, 20; see also Gordon B. Hinckley, “Our Responsibility to Our Young Women,” Ensign, Sept. 1988, 10)
The Lord's Way - April 2013 conference
It doesn't matter that we are tired or that we are busy. There is stuff that needs doing no matter what. We need to square our shoulders and get it done.
The scriptures talk about that elders need to direct as guided by the spirit. That can be meetings, including family meetings. What else will the spirit tell us to direct? When our children come to talk to us while we are busy, do we stop what we are doing to direct them? What is most important, the child or our home improvement project, our tv show, and our sporting event?
Doctrine and Covenants 76, 137
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
The prerequisite to revelation is meditation.
What is the Holy Spirit of promise? A promise is much like a covenant. Perhaps it could be termed the Holy Spirit of covenant. The holy spirit seals that covenant, testifies of that's covenant, and makes us capable of abiding that covenant.
A testimony either gets weaker or stronger. It never stays in the same place.